Trichostema 'Midnight Magic' TM

Common Name:
Hybrid blue curls
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
Hybrid origin
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3-5 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 25-30 degrees F.
Hybrid blue curls makes a 3-5 foot rounded shrub with narrow dark green lightly aromatic leaves and showy spikes of purple "blue curl" flowers, with curved long stamens extending from each blossom. Flowering is typically from late spring to fall when planted in sun with moderate to occasional watering. Plants need protection from hard frost. This compact shrub is a hybrid of Trichostema lanatum--the California blue curls--and the dusty rose flowered T. purpusii from Mexico; the cross was made by Patrick Worley at Suncrest Nurseries.