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Trichostema dichotomum

Trichostema dichotomum

Common name blue curls
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (summer-fall)
Size 24-36"
Light sun-part shade
From seed Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly October

US wildflower. We first grew it in Pennsylvania, where it obviously flowered for us, judging by the seed stalks with lots of seed – but somehow I missed its floral performance in our nursery area, and it didn't return the following year. My next try was in Texas, where I got just one seed to germinate, far enough into the season where setting it out would mean near certain death, so it lived in its seed pot for a few months, where it bloomed pretty quickly (but once again I missed taking a picture of the main show). I intend to plant it in the open garden once the weather gets a little cooler...

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 35F (6w) - 70F (10%G, 11-13d)

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