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Western Marbleseed | Onosmodium molle

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Each packet of Western Marbleseed contains 15 seeds.

Price: Seed $ 3.50

Plant Species Synonym Names

Scientific: Onosmodium bejariense

Common: false gromwell

Family

Borage - Boraginaceae

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Description

An unusual addition to the garden because of its foliage and unusual flowering form. It is very drought tolerant and doesn't like much competition. The seeds are white and hard as marbles! Bees love this plant and others in the Borage family.

Characteristics

Growth Habit:Herb: Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers
Grass: Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.
Tree: Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall
Shrub: Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
Vine: Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Herb

Life Span:Annual: Annuals are herbaceous plants that live only one year
Biennial: Biennials are herbaceous plants that live two years, flowering the second
Perennial: Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Woody: Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Perennial

Mature Height: 2.0'

Mature Width: 3.0'

Flower Color: Green

Sun Requirement:Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Full Sun

Water Requirement:Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope
Drained to Dry

Companion Plants

Western MarbleseedEastern Dotted Gayfeather
Liatris mucronata

 

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Oenothera macrocarpa