This is the flower of Trachelium caeruleum which blooms most of the summer through November.

The flowers are tiny in dense clusters shaped like umbels

The common name is Throat Wort because a medicine is made from it to treat some kind of throat problems.

The flowers are quite profuse and beautiful.

Trachelium grows to about 18″ – 24″ tall. At Dawn Gardens it gets no water; I never put emitters on them. They may get some water from emitters of adjacent plants.

The brown seed heads come after the flowers and many times you can have seed heads and flowers at the same time.

This plant blooms so profusely that it will produce new flowers under the seed heads whether the flowers are dead headed or not.

The seeds self sow and can germinate anyplace. They are very tough and I never planted any of the plants that I have. They just show up as seedlings and grow and bloom for several years. After awhile they get woody stems and loose their vigor and have to be removed.

Here is a seedling growing in a crack in the asphalt which shows you how tough it is.

This plant was still blooming on November 20.

Trachelium caeruleum ‘Hamer Pandora’ is an example of other colors that are available.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Marcie J Reedy says:

    this is something I would like to add to the garden. Can this plant be purchased at your next tour (Sat) or if not locally?

  2. Elenita Duelo says:

    Good morning,
    I’m wondering if Deer like to eat this plant? If not where do you buy it?

    1. Come to my open garden and I will give you one. I don’t know about the deer because I have a fence.

      1. Elenita Duelo says:

        Thank you so much but unfortunately we can’t make it this weekend.

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