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Trichostema lanatum (Woolly Bluecurls)

Woolly Bluecurls, Romero


Outstanding for its long blooming season and brilliant flowers, Trichostema lanatum (Woolly Bluecurls) is a many-branched evergreen shrub with narrow aromatic pointed leaves, 2 in. long (5 cm), brilliant green above and woolly white beneath. The rosemary-like leaves are rolled under and emit a wonderfully sweet and fruity fragrance when bruised. Magnificent clusters of curly, woolly, royal-blue flowers with long arching stamens appear in 12 in. fuzzy spikes (30 cm) from late spring through summer. Flower stalks and calyces are covered in woolly hairs of blue, pink, or white. The bloom period can be extended into fall if spent flowers are removed. Rich in nectar, they attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Woolly Bluecurls requires sharply drained soils and tolerates very dry conditions to look spectacular. It is a great choice for desert gardens or water-wise gardens where it adds amazing beauty and drama. Makes a great cut flower too.

  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. tall and wide (90-150 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun, in poor, well-drained soils. Provide regular water the first year after planting. Water once per month in summer once established. Drought tolerant.
  • Generally pest and disease free. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds but is deer resistant.
  • Easily propagated from stem cuttings. Seed is difficult.
  • Native to the California Coast Ranges as far north as San Benito County and as far south as northern Baja California, Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, California
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, California
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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