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Ipomopsis

Polemoniaceae
Perennials, Flowers

These American natives have a definite wildflower look, with erect single stems, finely divided leaves, and tubular red (or yellow-and-red) flowers. Individual plants are narrow and somewhat startling in appearance; they are best massed. They survive on rainfall but can take irrigation if grown in a watered border. Sow seeds in spring or early summer for bloom the following summer.

Ipomopsis aggregata (photo courtesy of Mark Turner)
Ipomopsis aggregata (photo courtesy of Mark Turner)

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Ipomopsis aggregata

Native from California to British Columbia and east to the Rocky Mountains. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide. Flowers are red marked yellow (sometimes pure yellow), about an inch long, borne in long, narrow clusters.

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