Uncommon native, its range limited to the Willamette Valley and a tiny part of SW Washington (where it is listed as endangered). The loose, large, bright pink blooms are a high-quality nectar source for the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly and a host plant for many native butterflies, such as the painted lady.
- Height- 36”- 48”
- Width- 24”-36”
- Water: Dry to Moist
- Sun: Full sun to part shade
- Bloom time: April-May
- Direct sowing: fall sowing is recommended as this species usually has a fair amount of seed dormancy. Seeds usually need 45-90 days of cold moist chilling before seeds will germinate in spring.
- Growing transplants: Sow seeds in containers and place outside or in a cold frame. Seeds may germinate over a long period of time.