SEED CATALOG

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Blue Flax Mexican Hat Rocky Mountain Beeplant
Desert Four O'Clock Munro Globemallow Rocky Mountain Penstemon
Firecracker Penstemon Palmer Penstemon Sego Lily
Indian Paintbrush Prince's Plume Tahoka Daisy

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Blue Flax Linum lewisii
A many-stemmed perennial that grows to 2 feet tall. Leaves are narrow, waxy green. Sky-blue flowers produced in profusion, but each lasts a day. Drought hardy, but watering prolongs bloom time. Often flowers the first year from seed. Reseeds freely. Plant in late fall or spring for spring emergence.
Flowers May-July.
Blue Flax

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Desert Four O'Clock Mirabilis multiflora
A perennial that grows to 2 feet tall, with blue-green leaves and fragrant magenta blossoms that open in late afternoon. Forms large, rounded mats that are spectacular when in bloom. Drought tolerant. Requires full sun.
Flowers late spring to fall.
Desert Four O'Clock

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Firecracker Penstemon Penstemon eatonii
A robust perennial that grows to 3 feet tall, with shiny, broad evergreen leaves and handsome one-sided spikes of tubular red flowers that attract hummingbirds. Native throughout Utah, from desert fringes to subalpine meadows. Very drought tolerant, often growing on roadcuts. Requires full sun, good drainage, minimal or no watering, and no fertilizer. Plants produce up to seventy flowering stalks in a season. Plant in late fall for spring emergence or stratify for 4 weeks for spring planting.
Begins flowering in the second growing season.
Flowers May-June
Firecracker Penstemon

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Indian Paintbrush Castilleja chromosa
A perennial that grows to one foot tall, with purple-green leaves and brilliant scarlet to crimson flowers that are among the first of the season to attract hummingbirds. Native in foothill communities throughout the state. Drought tolerant, requiring minimal or no water and no fertilizer. Attaches to the roots of other plants to obtain water, and thus grows much better when planted with a companion shrub, such as sagebrush. Sometimes flowers in the first growing season. Plant in late fall for spring emergence, or stratify for spring planting.
Flowers April-May.
Indian Paintbrush

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Mexican Hat Ratibida columnifera
A robust perennial that grows to 3 feet tall, resembling a Mexican sombrero. Black cone-shaped heads are surrounded by drooping mahogany red ray flowers. They are a good cut flower.
Flowers June-October.
Mexican Hat

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Munro Globemallow Sphaeralcea munroana
A perennial that grows to 2 feet tall, with scalloped leaves and fragrant orange blossoms that resemble hollyhocks. Common on dry, rocky ground in high desert and foothills. Drought hardy. Prettier if grown at low fertility. Flowers second year from seed. Seeds may not germinate unless scarified before spring planting. Plant in late fall without scarification for spring emergence.
Flowers May-June.
Munro Globemallow

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Palmer Penstemon Penstemon palmeri
A robust perennial that grows to 4 feet tall, with large waxy green leaves and spikes of fragrant striped pink flowers that resemble snapdragons. Very drought resistant, often growing on roadcuts. Requires full sun, good drainage, minimal or no watering, and no fertilizer. Plants produce up to fifty flowering stalks in a season. Begins flowering in the second growing season. Plant seeds in late fall or early spring for spring emergence.
Flowers June-July.
Palmer Penstemon

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Prince's Plume Stanleya pinnata
A perennial, the Prince's Plume is the largest and most glamorous mustard plant. Its spreading flower spikes are 4 feet tall with numerous bright yellow flowers covering the upper half of its length. Very drought tolerant, requiring full sun.
Plant in late fall or in the spring.
Flowers April-September.
Prince's Plume

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Rocky Mountain Beeplant Cleome serrulata
A robust annual that grows to 3 feet tall, with large clover like leaves and branches tipped with clusters of bright lavender purple flowers similar to a domestic spider flower. Found in shrub land and meadow communities at low elevations throughout the state. Drought tolerant, but prospers best in moist soil in full sun, with a minimum of competition from perennial plants. Looks good in mass plantings with other annuals. Plant in late fall for early spring emergence. Self-seeds readily.
Flowers July-September.
Rocky Mountain Beeplant

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Rocky Mountain Penstemon Penstemon strictus
An upright perennial that grows to 3 feet, with broad evergreen leaves and clusters of snapdragon-like dark blue-violet flowers. Drought tolerant and requires full sun. Begins flowering in its second year from seed.
Flowers May-June.
Rocky Mountain Penstemon

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Sego Lily Calochortus nuttallii
A perennial that grows to 8 inches high, from bulbs, with grass-like leaves and large three-petal cup-shaped flowers. A common plant of the foothills, used as an emergency food by the pioneers. The sego lily is the Utah state flower. From seeds, it requires several growing seasons to flower. Plant in late fall for spring emergence, in a grass-free and weed-free bed that will not be disturbed. The seedlings resemble blades of grass.
Flowers May-June.
Sego Lily

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Tahoka Daisy Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
A biennial that grows to 18 inches high, with narrow-petaled purple one inch daisy flowers with yellow centers. Leaves are narrow, soft dark gray-green. Downy seed heads are wind-dispersed leaving a golden brown star, which is attractive well into the winter. Very drought tolerant, requiring full sun.
Plant anytime.
Flowers are showiest in September-October.
Tahoka Daisy

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