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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Golden-yellow
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Tiny, white to rosy pink flowers
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: July - October
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Guardian plant
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds very thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Location: WashingtonDate: 2015-11-11
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Location: Cooos Nursery, Orem, UtahDate: 2011-12-17
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Location: Winchester, NHDate: 2014-06-09I harvest them several times in a short period and they grow unti
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 4000-06-27
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2015-11-14
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-04-30
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Posted by lovemyhouse (Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) - Zone 8a) on Apr 15, 2013 11:20 AM

I like it as a ground cover. Remarkably drought resistant. Not saying it can go without water all summer, especially in our area, but it is very forgiving.

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