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Flowers are white and striking, and bloom in the mid spring. Leaves are medium green and deciduous. It tends to grow in rocky banks and slopes, at elevations from 3300-9800 feet.
Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
Best grown in humusy, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils
Mulch in winter
Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Western North America
Western state native:
Ovate to broadly heart-shaped, leathery, usually hairy, maple-like, dark green leaves (to 3" wide) with toothed and scalloped margins. Leaves typically form a compact basal mound to 6" tall and to 12" wide.
Predominant flower color:
Small, cup-shaped, cream to yellowish green flowers, densely packed in spike-like panicles to 6" long, bloom from late spring to summer atop tall, slender, leafless flowering stems rising well above the foliage mound to 20-30" tall.
Fall Color Description:
Winter Interest Description:
Rocky banks, slopes, subalpine meadows
Used by Wildlife:
Long Term Care:
No serious problems
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
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