2837 - AlpenPix (Wild) - 2010-12-09|
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Locality: USA - Colorado - In natural area behind Mountain View Experimental Gardens, Peak 7 area, Breckenridge, Colorado, elevation 10,000 feet, USDA Zone 4.
Photographer: Jane Hendrix
Note: Closeup of flowers. L. argenteus reseeds freely, establishing itself in the mucky clay "soil" that underlays my gravel paths. It doesn't transplant well, however, even when young, so it's best to sow the seeds where you your plants to ultimately grow. This wild species behaves itself in a cultivated garden and is a welcomed resident.
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