Saussurea
Saussurea angustifolia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saussurea (so-SUR-ree-a) (Info)
Species: angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Nome, Alaska

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 26, 2007, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

Saussurea angustifolia, is found on tundra, wet meadows, from E. Siberia, across most of Alaska, into the Yukon. The deep lavender flowers resemble thistle heads.