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San Diego Yerba Buena
Clinopodium chandleri
  
About San Diego Yerba Buena (Clinopodium chandleri) 9 Nurseries Carry This Plant Clinopodium chandleri is a rare native perennial herb in the Lamiaceae (Mint) family that grows in Southern California and northern Baja, primarily in the Peninsular Range region. Due to its rarity it is included on CNPS list 1B.2. It tends to grow in rocky slopes, at elevations of 1,700-2,300 feet. It was formerly classified in the genus Satureja, and some sources still refer to it by that name. It is a low-growing, fragrant, spreading herb that prefers regular water and some shade. It is well suited for containers. Although it is native to mountain areas, it can be grown near the coast.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
1.6 ft tall
3 ft wide

Form
Form
Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate, Slow

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Fragrance
Fragrance
Fragrant - Pleasant

Flower Color
Flower Color
White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 2x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Very Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 20° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers well-draining soil. Tolerates Gabro Soil. Soil PH: 6.0 - 8.0

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Use with chaparral plants of its native range including Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum), Manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.), Heart-leaf Penstemon (Keckiella cordifolia), Southern Honeysuckle (Lonicera subspicata), Laurel Sumac (Malosma laurina), Oak (Quercus agrifolia or engelmannii), Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata), and native ferns such as Woodwardia or Dryopteris

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
14, 16, 17*, 20, 21, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky slopes as part of chaparral or woodland

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 7.3" - 20.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.33" - 1.20", Coldest Month: 48.8" - 53.3", Hottest Month: 73.7" - 81.6", Humidity: 0.99" - 33.49", Elevation: 1064" - 3267"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Satureja chandleri
Common Names: San Miguel Calamint


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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