I'm so happy to have Wooly Blue Curls- Trichostema(say TRY-ko-STEM-ma) lanata alive and blooming in my garden! California native plants are often difficult for the average homeowner unless that's all you've got. Then all your watering is similar. Must of us have a variety of plants including roses. And that means more water. I killed it trying to grow it in containers several times. But now it is happy in the ground in my sandy Burbank soil. I wish you could smell it's sweet herby fragrance. And it's the leaves that smell yummy.