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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: To 2 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Cheyenne, WyomingDate: 2018-05-14
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Location: High alpine zone, Banff N.P., Alberta.Date: 2013-08-13
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Location: Cheyenne, WyomingDate: 2018-04-07
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Location: Cheyenne, WyomingDate: 2018-04-22
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Location: Cheyenne, WyomingDate: 2018-04-28
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Location: Cheyenne, WyomingDate: 2018-05-14
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Location: Montane zone, Kananaskis P.P., Alberta.Date: 2011-07-02
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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2013-08-14 Purchased plant; first season in the rock garden.  NB.  Was suppo
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Location: Silky phacelia (Phacelia sericea) on Olympic National Forest Mount Townsend TrailDate: 2010-07-27Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
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Comments:
Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jan 7, 2021 9:27 PM

Range: southern British Columbia to northeastern California; east to Alberta; south in the mountains to Colorado.

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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On January 6, 2019 Seeds sown
WS eight (8x5) 2.25" pots, seeds from 2018G
MrsBinWY On April 15, 2017 Potted up
29; planted most of these out throughout summer of 2017 & gave a few away
MrsBinWY On February 20, 2017 Seeds germinated
Several seeds had germinated in the fridge at week 5. Put everything in a milk jug.
MrsBinWY On January 16, 2017 Seeds sown
Z3, P, L, 3:6w (baggie in fridge), seeds from Alplains, ~40
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