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Showy annual often found growing in receding ponds and vernal pools.  Purple flowers with signature yellow spot cover short plants that grow quickly once temperatures warm up in late spring. Flowers are frequented by small native bees, syrphid flies and other diminutive pollinators. (Mother plants are from Lane County)


  • Height 8-12”
  • Width 8-12”
  • Water: wet to dry
  • Sun: full sun to partial shade
  • Bloom time: late June
  • Direct sowing: Best sown in spring.
  • Growing transplants: Seeds are not dormant and prefer to germinate in warm temperatures.

Cascade Calicoflower

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