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Calyptridium umbellatum

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Calyptridium umbellatum
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Calyptridium umbellatum

Species Name: Calyptridium umbellatum
Common Name: Pussy Paws

Native to high elevations, this adorable perennial would be perfect in a rock garden. Forms small basal rosettes with pink flowers. Flowers lie close to the ground when temps are cool, and rise as soil warms. Plants may grow larger (10") at low elevations

Plant Family: Portulacacaeae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6 inches H x 6 inches W
Growth Habit: Basal rosette
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: below 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Endangered?:
Distribution: Klamath Range, High North Coast Ranges, Cascade Ranges, Sierra Nevada, sw San Francisco Bay (Santa Cruz Mtns), Great Basin
Natural Habitat: Open, sandy to rocky soils, coniferous forest, alpine. Elevation: 5000-13,000'

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