Monardella odoratissima parvifolia
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Monardella odoratissima parvifolia is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Western N. America
Dry slopes, 2400 - 3200 metres in California[
Prefers a moist but well-drained sandy soil[
]. Requires a sunny position[
]. Strongly resents winter wet[
This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[
Used in the treatment of colds and indigestion[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring. Large divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.
Cuttings of semi-ripe shoots, July in a frame[