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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: Small round capsules containing several tiny black seeds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Rarely pale purplish-pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects

Grown from seed. First blooms.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Sep 17, 2014 11:24 AM

Class C noxious weed in Washington, found mostly in the drier eastern side of the state, invading pastures and rangeland. Seeds are dispersed by wind and one plant can produce 14,000 seeds. When in bloom on the hillsides, it absolutely reeks. While it is a good filler for bouquets, there are better choices with less impact on our native habitat.

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 16, 2020 Seeds sown
winter sown
lovesblooms On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
MunchkinsMom On March 15, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Leafing out nicely
MunchkinsMom On April 15, 2012 Obtained plant
Sierra Nursery 4" pot
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