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Wulfenia carinthiaca
Cow’s Footstep Wulfenia
Zone 5 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Rosette

A seldom-seen rock garden plant, native to the Albanian Alps. This forms a stunning low evergreen rosette of long, shiny leaves with crinkled or scalloped edges. Taller stems rise above, bearing spikes of deep-blue tubular flowers during the summer. Must have a rich and gritty soil that stays evenly moist. Best suited to alpine troughs and scree gardens. A nice challenge for the experienced gardener. Will absolutely perish if grown under regular perennial border conditions. Not a good choice for regions with hot, humid summers.

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   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches

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