Lopseed
Phryma leptostachya

Family: Phrymaceae
Genus: Phryma
Species: leptostachya (lep-toh-STAK-ee-ah) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bay City, Michigan

Erie, Michigan

West Point, Nebraska

Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 19, 2009, gardendreamer from Lake Toxaway, NC wrote:

I found this plant growing in sandy soil in full sun on the edge of a bank next to a rural road in Lake Toxaway NC. The leaves are narrow and elliptic, the whole plant is about 8 inches hight.

Positive

On Jul 12, 2006, HerbGirl29 from Northeast, NE (Zone 4b) wrote:

I found this in our pine-tree grove (woods) so it is in mostly shade.
Since it is under pines, I would guess that it likes slightly acid soil.
In my book (National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers-Eastern Region-) it says: "Habitat, Moist woods, thickets". It is not noticeably moist in our woods though so I would not worry about moisture too much.
If I were to grow it in my garden, it would be for the unusual seed formation.