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PlantFiles: Lapland Diapensia
Diapensia lapponicum

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Family: Diapensiaceae
Genus: Diapensia (dy-ap-PEN-see-uh) (Info)
Species: lapponicum (Lap-pon-ee-kum) (Info)

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 1: below -45.6 C (-55 F)
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Grasmussen On Jul 25, 2007, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

Lapland Diapensia, Diapensia Laponicum, is a ground hugging sub-shrub, of high alpine areas and tundra throughout most of Alaska. It is a beautiful little plant when flowering, turning scree slopes spotty white.

Regional...

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

Nome, Alaska
Seward, Alaska



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