NEW FOR 2022!
Lanceleaf Figwort - 9,000'
Such a groovy plant - I love this thing! It sneaks up on me, while I'm often looking down for cool plants, I finally realize it's eye to eye but it's so ethereal and delicate that I don't notice it until I am upon it! This figwort grows from 3-5'! It is unassuming at first but the closer you look, the more fascinating it becomes.
The flowers are green, yellow, brown and a little blush of red. Funnels, urns, mouths, you name it, these words are used to describe the unusual flowers.
It grows in full sun to full shade and can tolerate moist to dry soils. I usually find it growing in a low place, taking advantage of a little more water. Sow seeds on the surface, they need light to germinate. It likes well draining soil.
This plant is NECTAR-RICH, everybody from bees to hummingbirds will zoom it ecstatically. It blooms from May-July. Very hardy, perfect for the mountain garden. Medicinal.