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Wulfenia carinthiaca

Common name cow's footprint
Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers violet-blue (summer)
Size 10"
Light sun
Cultural notes moist well-drained soil

We grew this evergreen perennial from seed way back in 2001, and it made a home in our garden for a good number of years – just sitting there without ever blooming. When I finally moved it in hope of seeing its tubular, deep violet-blue flowers that are supposed to rise on stems above the foliage, it gave up the ghost. My latest attempts are from fresh seed – no overwintering plants yet.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '00 trade. Baggy 70F with light (88%G, 6-9d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (76%G, 6d+)
  3. Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 70F with light (40%G, 6-20d)
  4. Same seed as above, cold-stored. Baggy 70F with light (70%G, 8-16d)

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