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PlantFiles: Rocky Mountain Dwarf-Primrose
Douglasia montana

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Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Douglasia (dug-LASS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: montana (MON-tah-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Androsace montana

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Dec 2, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Another North American Androsace-wannabe. This one appears very similar to Douglasia laevigata. It is perhaps a little easier to grow than the other Douglasia. It is certainly hardier. This alpine species ranges from British Columbia to Wyoming. In the garden, it will form a small mat studded with 1-3" stems topped with a small cluster of pink to lavender-pink flowers. Scree conditions are best or alternatively, grow them in an alpine trough.



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