Townsendia alpigena var. alpigena

Submitted by Weiser on

I have a single plant of Townsendia alpigena (syn T. montana). This is a wonderfully colored little Townsendia from the Rockies. I have high hopes that it will seed around.


Submitted by Merlin on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 11:49

Wow! That's a Townsendia with some color. I grow quite a number of species in this genus but they are mostly in seed already. I just wish they would stay in bloom a little longer.

Submitted by cohan on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 16:57

That's a sweet one, John! do you (anyone) find Townsendia remain distinct in the garden, or do they interbreed?

Submitted by Peter George on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 20:15

I keep them in different areas of the garden. I've currently got 6 different ones, and so far it doesn't appear that I have any hybrids. I'm growing T. spathulata, T. exscapa, T. hookeri, T. leptotes, T. rothrockii and T. montana var. caelilinensis. All have wintered over at least once, and the T. rothrockii is now 4 years old and still looking healthy. All have produced seedlings, and each one has grown up to be exactly the right kind of plant.