Blue curls (Trichostema dichotomum)
Blue curls (Trichostema dichotomum)

Common Name: Bluecurls

Latin Name: Trichostema dichotomum

Family: Laminaceae

Habit:  A perennial wildflower that grows to a height of 3 feet tall.

Leaves:  Opposite, elliptic to lanceolate, with some margins having teeth and some not.

Flowers:  The blue flowers appear in the summer and fall.

Habitat: Its natural distribution in Florida is dry pinelands, open woods, and thickets.

Landscape: In the home landscape it grows in part shade with average to dry soils.  Some literature lists it as an annual. However, in frost free areas it grows as a perennial.

Range: It is native to the southeastern United States and can be found from Florida north into Canada.  

It is native to AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA,VT, and WV.

Wildlife use: Bees and other small pollinators use the flowers for a source of nectar and pollen.

You can buy Florida ecotype bluecurls seeds at my Ebay store here.

Blue curls (Trichostema dichotomum)
Blue curls (Trichostema dichotomum)

Sharon's Florida specializes in Florida ecotype seeds.