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(Plant heights are given at maturity)
Star Flower (Rock Isotome or Laurentia), Isotoma axillaris, is a tender
herbaceous perennial belonging to the Campanula family, Campanulaceae
and native to Australia. The plant has long divided leaves
and a compact mounding growth habit and makes an excellent rock garden
or border plant. In summer, the plants are covered with small bright
blue star shaped blooms and make a lovely show.
The plant grows low (6-12 inches) and spreads out approximately the
same. Isotomas prefer a location in full sun in a loamy well drained
soil. Plants grown as annuals in colder climates should not be
planted outdoors until the soil temperatures hold steady at about
65F. Annual plants can be dug in the fall and potted in
containers to over winter in a sunny location indoors.
Isotomas are easily propagated by sowing seed in pots or trays in a
sterile medium. Keep moist at 70-75F. Seedlings should be
transplanted to larger containers when they reach about 2 inches in
height. Plant outdoors when all danger of frost has passed and
soil is warm (about the same time that one would plant corn).
|#9477 Packet $3.50
Approximately 50 seeds
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