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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: blooms repeatedly
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: seeds are poisonous if ingested
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: if starting indoors
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects


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Posted by growitall (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on Dec 9, 2012 5:05 PM

A beautiful alpine species that is easy to grow and requires no special conditions. Its vigorous spreading habit and tendency to seed around excessively make it undesirable for the rock garden.

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chelle From February 28, 2016 to April 1, 2016 Seeds germinated
one container
MrsBinWY On May 22, 2020 Potted up
5 pots w/2 plantlets each
MrsBinWY On January 17, 2020 Seeds germinated
8 (4 of them were way up)
MrsBinWY On January 1, 2020 Seeds sown
16 seeds from DraDiana (Livingston Seed for 2019) in milk jug @ room temp. If no germination, give 2-4 weeks of cold.
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