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Polemonium carneum Gray
USDA Symbol: POCA4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Loosely clustered, 12-24 in. stems are surrounded by basal clusters of dark green, pinnately compound leaves. The bell-shaped flowers of this perennial are purple, pink or buff-colored.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
CA , OR , WA Native Distribution:
N. CA to WA Native Habitat:
Coastal brushy & grassy slopes below 2000 ft.; up to 6000 ft. farther inland USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: The color form from the Olympic Penisula is especially suitable for the woodland garden. Seeds freely but does not become weedy.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by division or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No treatment is necessary but stratification may improve results.
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff