Western Smelowskia
Smelowskia calycina

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.