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Chaenorhinum origanifolium 'Summer Skies'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Chaenorhinum (kee-nor-RYE-num) (Info)
Species: origanifolium (or-ig-an-if-OH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Summer Skies

Synonym:Chaenorrhinum origanifolium
Synonym:Linaria origanifolia

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 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:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lupinelover On Aug 27, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Wonderful plant for hanging baskets and also as a groundcover. Since purchase in early April, it has bloomed non-stop, still in full bloom (in late August). Heat and humidity have not fazed it at all. Marketed as a hardy perennial.


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

Auburn, Alabama
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Campobello, South Carolina

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