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PlantFiles: Western Smelowskia
Smelowskia calycina

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Smelowskia (smel-OW-skee-uh) (Info)
Species: calycina (ka-LEE-kin-uh) (Info)

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers
Herbs

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

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral melody On Feb 18, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Honoring the 18th-century Russian botanist, T. Smielowski, this gray, matted plant has white or purplish-white flowers held well above the thick clusters of basal leaves.

Found on dry, open slopes at high elevations from western Canada to WA, NV, UT, and central CO.



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