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Meet the Natives: Blue Curls

September 22, 2021

Blue curls (Trichostema dichotomum) are a great addition to a wildflower/pollinator garden. While short-lived, these herbaceous perennials create quite the show with numerous blueish-purple flowers from late summer into fall. The flowers attract pollinators such as bees while birds like to eat the seeds.

Blue curls can be paired with other wildflowers such as red salvia (Salvia coccinea), Pineland heliotrope (Heliotropium polyphyllum), horsemint (Monarda punctata) or lanceleaf tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata). Blue curls do best in full sun and dry soils and reseed readily.

Visit our Native Landscapes & Garden Center at the Bailey Homestead Preserve to purchase some for your garden while learning about the value of native plants. It’s open M-Th, 10am to 3pm at 1300 Periwinkle Way.


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