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Giant Trumpets

Lithospermum macromeria

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Moderate
Sun Partial shade, shade
Pollinators Butterflies, (hummingbirds?)
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
3-5' × 3-5'
Flowering Season July-September
Flower Color Silvery green
Minimum Temperature Range -20 °F
Leaf Description Lance shaped, covered in soft hairs
Fruit Multiseeded nutlet
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Elevation Range 6000-9000 ft.
Description This plant is not common in cultivation, but would make an interesting choice for high elevation gardens. Typically found in pine woodlands in the filtered light of the forest canopy. Grow in well draining soil under a canopy of pine (pinus spp.) and oak (Quercus spp.), along with wildflowers like columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha), or coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea)