Joy Creek Nursery

231-002   Scrophularia macrantha  

Scrophularia macrantha
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Found on north-facing slopes in steep rocky habitats in SW New Mexico at elevations from 6,500 to 8200 ft. A little light shade seems necessary to make this plant flourish. Its mint green leaves are lance-shaped and serrated along their edges. The matte red flowers appear in loose terminal panicles bearing, on our random count, up to 21 open or budded flowers at a time. Inidividual flowers are pouch-like in appearnace, 3/4-inch in length, with an extended upper lip and recessed lower lip. The flowers are held at a 45 degree angle, perhaps to assist the hummingbirds that pollinate them.

Summer.  36 in. x 16 in.

Red flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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