Leptodactylon califoricum

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Leptodactylon califoricum
Leptodactylon califoricum
Leptodactylon califoricum

Species Name: Leptodactylon californicum
Common Name: Prickly Phlox

Low groundcover, recommended as low barrier. Good in a rock garden. One of Theodore Payne's favorites. Local to Santa Monica and Verdugo Mountains.

Plant Family: Polemoniaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 1-3' W
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southern Outer South Coast Range, North and Central Southwest
Natural Habitat: Scrubland, forests, coastal strand from sea level to 5,000'

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