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Draba bruniifolia ssp. bruniifolia
Mossy Draba
Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet Cushion

Also known as Mossy Whitlow-grass. This is an evergreen alpine plant that requires a well-drained rock garden, gravel scree or alpine trough for success. It forms a small bun or hummock of small, fuzzy green leaves, bearing upright stems in very early spring that hold clusters of bright-yellow flowers. Plants do not usually divide successfully and are best increased from seeds or cuttings. Performs best in cool summer regions, but is surprisingly hardy. Keep this slow-growing bun-shaped plant away from more vigorous rock garden plants that may smother and kill it. Possibly hardy to Zone 3 or colder.

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  Early Spring
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  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Between Flagstones

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

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