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PlantFiles: Winterfat
Krascheninnikovia lanata

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Krascheninnikovia (krash-en-in-nee-KOV-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: lanata (la-NA-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Ceratoides lanata
Synonym:Eurotia lanata

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials
Shrubs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Green
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral htop On Jan 31, 2009, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. Winterfat, winter fat, common winter fat, roemeria, lamb's tail, sweet-sage, feather-sage, white sage (Krascheninnikovia lanata) is native to Texas and the rest of the western half of the USA.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clarkdale, Arizona
Boise, Idaho
Las Vegas, Nevada
Roswell, New Mexico
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma



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