2862 - AlpenPix (Garden) - 2010-12-15|
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Locality: USA - Colorado - Mountain View Experimental Gardens, Peak 7 area, Breckenridge, Colorado, elevation 10,000 feet.
Photographer: Jane Hendrix
Note: Mertensia viridis or Greenleaf Bluebells is a common native species of alpine slopes in Summit County, Colorado. It adapts very well to garden life, especially if it is sited in full sun in a lean, dry soil. Too rich or too moist soil will encourage untidy, floppy growth. It attains a height of about 8 to 10 inches and blooms in mid-June. It is a gentle self-sower; never a pest. (Sent: Alpinefirstname.lastname@example.org)
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