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Trichostema purpusii

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Trichostema purpusii - A small shrub or sub-shrub that forms clumps with upright stems to 2-3 feet tall with dark green ovate leaves and bright rose-pink flowers with exerted stamens all summer. Unlike other members of the genus this one is easy to grow. There is a planting in the Huntington Botanic Garden that was planted in 1989 - it is thought to be extinct in the wild. Distributed from UCLA Botanic Garden - Plant originally from Puebla, Mexico - See Madrono 25 page 151-4.  The information about Trichostema purpusii displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.