Thursday, June 9, 2011

woolly bluecurls ~ 06/09/11 ~ Pinnacles

woolly bluecurls
Trichostema lanatum

It's so fuzzy! I love all things soft and fuzzy. At first glance the well-named woolly bluecurls reminded me of the non-native Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha), a deer-resistant plant I frequently see and touch in gardens around the Monterey area. I'd opt for this native in my dream garden, but it looks a little challenging to grow.


Jeannette said...

Does it smell better than the Mexican bush sage? I don't like the smell at all but leave some in the garden because the birds and bees do come to the salvia.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

I actually didn't smell the woolly bluecurls, because I've gotten out of the habit of taking big whiffs after a couple bad experiences from other unknown plants. Las Pilitas Nursery (embedded in the text under the common name woolly bluecurls) states, "Both the flower and foliage has a sweet fragrance like freshly cut cedar with a bouquet of lavender."

Jeannette said...

Thank you Katie. Probably is wise not to go around sniffing flowers you have just met.