This evergreen, upright desert shrub is native to the hot dry slopes of the Sonoran Desert at elevations up to 3000 feet. The powder gray foliage contrasts well with clusters of violet-purple flowers that occur from spring through fall. The opposite leaves have coarsely toothed margins and a sage-like fragrance. Although drought tolerant once established, growth and flowering will be enhanced by supplemental water. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil. Some pruning may be required to maintain a compact habit.
Desert Lavender (Condea emoryi)