Tricostema lanatum
Trichostema parishii Trichostema parishii
Trichostema parishii Trichostema parishii
Common Name Parish's Bluecurls, Mountain Bluecurls, Bluecurls
Latin Name Trichostema parishii
Family Lamiaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones  
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Southern California mountains and foothills 2,000 to 6,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, limestone, well drained
Water None to once per month in month in summer
Exposure Full sun to part sun
Height X Width 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, evergreen
Flowers Showy blue to violet fragrant flowers in spring
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Ground cover, rock garden, borders, low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Mountain, Thornless, Songbird
Ornamental Value Showy blue to violet fragrant flowers in spring
Nature Value Birds eat seeds
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?4745,4917,4927
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=8037
    Images and data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?4745,4917,4927
    Images and data http://www.wildscaping.com/plants/plantprofiles/Tricostema_lanatum.htm
    Images and data http://smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?region_id=19&plant_id=3084&page=7
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1380.htm
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=TRPA3
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