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Mentzelia decapetala

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Family: Loasaceae
Genus: Mentzelia (ment-ZEL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: decapetala (dek-uh-PET-uh-luh) (Info)

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Category:
Biennials
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Cream/Tan

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral cydnythya On Aug 11, 2012, cydnythya from Sheridan, WY wrote:

I haven't tried to grow this plant ... yet! Hoping to harvest seeds from wild plants this weekend, then give it a go.

Positive Lin108 On Aug 13, 2009, Lin108 from Powell, WY wrote:

Seeds germinate and plant thrives in Bentonite rich soil.

Regional...

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

Denver, Colorado
Florence, Colorado
Powell, Wyoming
Sheridan, Wyoming



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