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Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia

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Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
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Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia

Species Name: Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia
Common Name: Mojave-Aster

Requires excellent drainage.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6"- 2'H x 2-3'W
Growth Habit: Low, upright clump
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Light Blue/White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Mojave Desert, Northern Sonoran Desert (Colorado), southwest Utah, western Arizona.
Natural Habitat: Desert slopes, and canyons from 700- 6600'

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Theodore Payne Catalog Description
"Shrubby perennial, 1 to 2 feet high, branching from a woody base, flowers large, clear lavender, with deep yellow center."


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