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Fibigia clypeata

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fibigia (fye-BIG-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: clypeata (klye-pee-AH-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Alyssum clypeatum
Synonym:Farsetia clypeata

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens

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

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
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 Baa On Nov 22, 2001, Baa wrote:

Curious perennial from Southern Europe.

Has densely felted, grey, ovate leaves. Bears small, yellow flowers and small disc like seed.

Flowers late April-June

Likes a well drained, poorish soil in full sun.

Good dried in flower arrangements. Not commonly grown.



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