Oriental Trachystemon

Trachystemon orientalis
Trachystemon orientalis

Trachystemon

Trachystemon orientalis (P-1356)

Each 8.25

AVAILABLE MID OCTOBER 2018

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Looking for a bold toughie to beautify that problem area in your garden? Trachystemon orientalis may be your answer.

Whether the spot is sunny or shady, dry or moist, or over rough terrain, this Borage family member will rapidly fill it in with a thick, weed-smothering cover of handsome, coarse textured dark green leaves—hairy, immense, many up to a foot long, and heart-shaped—attached to long petioles. Heralding spring, starry blue, white-throated flowers carried on branched hairy pink stems are reminiscent of Dodecatheon blooms and make their appearance before the wavy-edged foliage bursts forth in late spring.

Its native haunts are Bulgaria and northern Turkey, and here in our garden it intermingles with Anthriscus ‘Ravenswing’ and Euphorbia ‘Great Dixter’, creating a dynamic array of foliar colors and textures.

Blooms March.

Size: 18" high x 2' 0" & spreading wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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