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PlantFiles: Bladderpod
Alyssoides utriculata

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alyssoides (al-iss-OY-deez) (Info)
Species: utriculata (ur-trik-yoo-LAT-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Vesicaria utriculata

Category:
Perennials

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

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after 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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive saya On Apr 24, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I 've grown this plant from wintersown seeds. The little leaves feel remarkble rough when you touch them...it can stand a lot of drought I guess. Blooming in april with cheerfull little yellow flowers, somewhat red in the buds.

Regional...

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

West Sacramento, California



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