Yerba Buena

Satureja douglasii

Yerba Buena  - Satureja douglasii

Yerba Buena

Satureja douglasii

Satureja douglasii, commonly knows as Yerba Buena, is a low creeping California native ground cover.  The leaves are a medium green small spade or scallop shape and smell quite pleasant.  They also make a wonderfull tea!  Satureja douglasii does best in shade with some ground moisture.  Although rhizomes will aid in spreading and may reach to about 4 or 5 feet, it's not considered aggressive.  Satureja douglasii can tolerate drought, shade, deer, and some clay in the soil.   A dainty white flower will appear in Spring through Fall.  Use Yerba Buena in hanging pots where it's foliage may spill over the side for a whimsical look.  USDA Zones 7-10. 


Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Part Shade/full Shade

Water Needs: Low/moderate

Bloom Season: Spring Through Fall

Mature Height: 1-2'

Mature Width: 4-5'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Xeriscape, Deer Resistant, Woodland Garden, California Native Garden, Southwestern Garden, Fragrant, Edible And Culinary


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

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