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Heterotheca pumila

Heterotheca pumila
alpine false goldenaster

Synonym(s) Chrysopsis pumila
Common name alpine false goldenaster
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 4-6"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed Germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Mat-forming plant, used in rock gardens. Flowers resemble those of dandelions or hawkweeds. The foliage is undistinguished, a dull pale-green, slightly hairy.

Heterotheca pumila

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05/'06 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F (75%G, 4d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (15%G, 4-6d)

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