Trichostema lanatum, woolly blue curls   
  A Painted Lady Butterfly on Woolly Blue Curls, Trichostema lanatum
Trichostema lanatum, Woolly Blue Curls
File:Trichostema lanatum 4.jpg Trichostema lanatum
Common Name Wooly Bluecurls, Romero
Latin Name Trichostema lanatum
Family Lamiaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 14-24 / 8b-10
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat Below 3,000 feet in southern Californian chaparral
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 4 feet X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen
Flowers Blue-pink flowers in spring and fall, fragrant
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds and cuttings
Pests and diseases  
Landscape uses Erosion control, container, rock garden, low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Hummingbird, Thornless, Songbird, Butterfly, Fire Retardant
Nature Value Songbirds eat seeds, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Native American Uses None
Links  
    Image http://www.flickr.com/photos/mondomuse/2718751814/in/pool-lamiaceae
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichostema_lanatum
    Images and data http://www.wildscaping.com/plants/plantprofiles/Tricostema_lanatum.htm
    Images and data http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/2009/09/trichostema_lanatum.php
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=8496
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/78395/
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=8031
    Images and data http://www.ventanawild.org/news/ss01/romero.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/78395/
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/680.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=1562
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Trichostema+lanatum
    Distribution, images, and data http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=TRLA3
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