Native to the southwestern US, where it grows at high elevations. Forms silvery clumps, covered in early spring by purple flowers. Supposedly the pods that follow are also interesting. Just seedlings for now. I'll be lucky to get flowering plants, because this species is reputedly difficult.
||scarify, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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- Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (100%G 2d after scarification)
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