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Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. nuttallii (Nuttall's Linanthus)

Nuttall's Linanthus, Nuttall Gilia, Nuttall's Desert Trumpets, Gilia nuttallii, Leptodactylon nuttallii, Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. tenuilobus, Linanthastrum nuttallii, Linanthus nuttallii, Linanthus nuttallii ssp. nuttallii, Linanthus nuttallii ssp. tenuilobus


Sweetly aromatic, Leptosiphon nuttallii ssp. nuttallii (Nuttall's Linanthus) is a clump-forming perennial forming a round mound of erect stems clad with a distinctive whorled foliage. The leaves are divided into usually five very narrow, needlelike lobes. Terminal clusters of 2-5 dainty white or cream flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with a yellow throat bloom profusely from summer to fall. Native to much of western North America, this fragrant phlox relative is easy to grow, drought tolerant and requires little care. A beautiful accent plant for the xeriscape garden that can be used as a groundcover.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade, in well-drained soils. Drought tolerant.
  • A wonderful addition to the waterwise garden, this enthusiastic bloomer is well suited to beds and borders, rock gardens, along walks and pathways, or massed as a groundcover.
  • Easy-care plant with no serious pest or disease issues.
  • Propagate by fall-sown seeds.
  • Native from British Columbia southeast to Montana and south to southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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