Chaenactis douglasii

Submitted by Lori S. on

Chaenactis douglasii var. alpina, which was, unfortunately, very short-lived in my garden!

Here it is in nature:


Submitted by penstemon on Sat, 12/27/2014 - 15:45

It was short-lived in my garden too. Intermountain Flora considers it a distinct species, "a true, tap-rooted perennial". Perennial in the sense that had it lived, it would have come back the next year. 

The first step towards proving it a perennial would have been to at least get it through the summer... sigh.

Interestingly, IMF says that C. douglasii is a biennial or short-lived perennial, but it seems to be a tall thing. 


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