Cheery, early blooming annual. Small, compact plant covered with terminal clusters of bright pink flowers that attract overwintering queen bumblebees, small native bees, flies and butterflies. Important nectar source for the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly.
- Width- 4”- 10”
- Water: Dry to Wet
- Sun: Full sun to part shade
- Bloom time: April-May
- Direct sowing: best sown in fall. Seeds will germinate readily in fall and grow steadily throughout the winter. Can be sown in spring (before April), plants will be shorter.
- Growing transplants: Seeds do not exhibit dormancy but germinate best in cool temperatures (50-65 degrees).