Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Trachelium caeruleum (photo courtesy of Bob Wigand)
Trachelium caeruleum (photo courtesy of Bob Wigand)

Click to Enlarge

Zone
Zones 7-9, 14-24
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Trachelium caeruleum


Perennials, Flowers

Tough, undemanding Mediterranean native to 2 1/2 ft. tall and wide. Forms a clump of stems clothed with narrow, sharply toothed, dark green leaves. Blooms over a long summer season, when sparsely foliaged flowering stems are topped by broad, dome-shaped clusters of tiny blossoms in blue, mauve, pink, or white. Good cut flowers. If sown early, will bloom the first year (and so can be treated as a summer annual in colder climates or as a winter annual in mild-winter desert).

You Might Also Like...

Ribes malvaceum

Deciduous shrub. Native to slopes in California’s Coast Ranges. Grows to 5 ft. tall and wide, wi...

Edgeworthia chrysantha

A daphne relative from China grown in Asia for its bark, which is used in the manufacture of fancy pap...

Magnolia sargentiana robusta

Deciduous. This is among the most spectacular of flowering plants, growing to 35 ft. tall and wide, wi...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement