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Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Romanzoffia (roh-man-ZOFF-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: sitchensis (sit-KEN-sis) (Info)


Alpines and Rock Gardens


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 13, 2011, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

From Moss & Packer, Flora of Alberta (1959, 1982):
"Delicate perennial herb, bulbiferous at the base, resembling some saxifrages in general appearance; stems slender 1-3 dm high, glabrous or nearly so; leaves mostly basal, with long petioles, the blades thin, glabrous or nearly so, reniform, 1-3 cm broad, 5-7-lobed, the lobes rounded-ovate and mucronate; flowers loosely racemose; calyx-lobes oblong-linear, glabrous; corolla 6-9 mm long, white or cream".
Habitat: "Moist rocks and ledges to alpine elevations"; south Alaska, BC, Alberta to Oregon, Idaho, Montana.


On Dec 30, 2001, Baa wrote:

Clump forming perennial from North America.

Has dark green, kidney shaped, lobed leaves. Bears funnel shaped, white flowers.

Flowers May-July.

Likes a moist, well drained, humus rich, acid soil but will tolerate neutral in a shady spot. Good small woodland/rock plant.