Forked bluecurls
Trichostema dichotomum
Lamiaceae


Landscape Uses:

Wildflower and rock gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Native plant nurseries.
Description:
Medium annual or short-lived perennial herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
About 12-18 inches in height. Usually about as broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to fast.
Range:
Eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland; Bahamas.
Habitats:
Pinelands and open coastal uplands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
High; can tolerate moderate amounts of salt wind without injury.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Blue.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
All year; peak summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous nutlet.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.
Comments:


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley
Roger L. Hammer