Hoita macrostachya

/Hoita macrostachya


Leather root

Once common, but now rare, Hoita is a deciduous perennial grows 5-7′ tall and wide.

It can be found growing throughout California in moist situations or near seasonal streams. Bright green shoots appear in early spring, eventually forming a loose mound topped with purple or wine colored flowers in summer and lasting over a month before the plant slowly goes dormant.

Hoita macrostachya can be used as a soil stabilizer along a sunny stream, in a marsh, or at the ponds edge.

Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade

Water: Light, Moderate, High

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand

Other: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Erosion Control


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