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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Rose violet
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: moist stratify eight weeks at 40 degrees F or less
Suitable for wintersowing

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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2013-05-27
By Kelli
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2013-05-04
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2013-05-04
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-04-25Wintersown seedlings
By chelle
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lovesblooms On April 20, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 11, 2015 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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ID please #3 by nightofjoy Jun 30, 2018 9:24 AM 5
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Blooming in May 2016 by wcgypsy Jun 2, 2016 10:14 AM 94
2015 Wintersown sprouts by luvsgrtdanes Apr 22, 2015 12:21 PM 63
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Jan 25, 2021 3:38 AM 19,651
The Circle of Life: everything else by evermorelawnless May 12, 2016 10:26 AM 731
Who is saving seeds this fall? by mom2goldens Oct 21, 2014 12:53 PM 100
Some Salvias (and others) that are in bloom by Skiekitty Jun 24, 2014 9:01 AM 24
Spring 2014 by soilsandup Jul 7, 2014 9:21 AM 293
Haves and wants by Joy Jul 23, 2015 4:24 PM 6

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