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PlantFiles: Howard's Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Eritrichium howardii

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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Eritrichium (er-ih-TRY-kee-um) (Info)
Species: howardii (how-ARD-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral willmetge On Feb 25, 2006, willmetge from Spokane, WA (Zone 5b) wrote:

This alpine plant is indigenous to Montana & Wyoming Rocky Mountains. It is densely covered with straight silvery hairs and is found growing on dry, open, calcareous (chalky, lots of lime) sites at various elevations. Has very attractive blue flowers.



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