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Claytonia sibirica

Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Claytonia (klay-TOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: sibirica (sy-BEER-ah-kuh) (Info)

Synonym:Montia sibirica

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 7, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Crisp, mild, sprouting green-somewhere between a butter lettuce and spinach- that makes a wonderful addition to mesclun mixes, salads and sandwiches. Leaves are small yet abundant and easy to pick. Hardy, easy, prefers moist soils.

Sow in spring or autumn in situ.

Neutral Todd_Boland On Jan 31, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A pretty flower that is quite floriferous over a long period of time. They are a short-lived perennial, usually lasting about 3 years. It will grow in sun if the soil is moist, but otherwise, it seems to do best in part shade. It will self-seed but is easily controlled. The are native to coastal areas of Alaska, BC and Washington State.


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

Crescent City, California
Redwood City, California
Richmond, California
Moscow, Idaho
Saint Louis, Missouri
Salem, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Everett, Washington

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