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PlantFiles: Desert pepperweed
Lepidium fremontii

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lepidium (lep-PID-ee-um) (Info)
Species: fremontii (free-MON-tee-eye) (Info)

Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive kinderegg On Mar 26, 2012, kinderegg from Las Vegas, NV wrote:

This plant produces small white flowers that smell sweet like honey. It does well in alkali soils, and its flowers are useful in attracting beneficial insects and pollinators in a desert ecosystem. I like it for its scent and drought tolerance, but some gardeners may find it to be weedy in appearance.

Regional...

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

Las Vegas, Nevada



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