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A very popular spring bloomer. Linear, green leaves form a low growing mat.
Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.
Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
It is native to western North America from British Columbia to the southwestern United States to the Dakotas, where it grows in many types of habitat, including rocky, high elevation mountain slopes.
Western state native:
The linear, lance-shaped, or needle-like leaves are no more than 1.5 centimeters long and are oppositely arranged in bundles on the short stems.
Predominant flower color:
The inflorescence is a solitary tubular flower around a centimeter long. It has a flat white or pale pink or blue corolla with five lobes each just under a centimeter in length.
Fall Color Description:
Winter Interest Description:
Dry, rocky mountain sites
Used by Wildlife:
2 of 3 plants died first year (2020-21)
Long Term Care:
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
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