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Trichostema lanatum

Woolly blue curls


3 ft


3-4 ft


4 ft

Trichostema lanatum Characteristics


  • Portola Valley Ranch approved
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Long Blooming
  • Aromatic foliage
  • Wind resistant
  • Evergreen
  • California native

Flower color

  • Blue / Purple / Lavender / Violet

Foliage color

  • Green / Blue-green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Mounding
  • Upright


  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Sunny all day - Inland
  • Morning sun

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Year round

Your soil type

  • Sandy loam
  • Clay
  • Loam
  • Clay-loam

Water requirements

  • None
  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant
  • Rabbit resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts birds

Suggested uses

  • Firescaping


  • California

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