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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 4 feet
Plant Spread: 1 foot
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Narcotic
Flowers: Showy
Malodorous
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Mauve
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Fruit
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Pollinators: Self
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

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Date: 2011-06-15
By chelle
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Date: 2012-06-22
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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