PERITOMA serrulata (Rocky Mountain beeplant)

Formerly known as Cleome serrulata. Low to moderate water requirement; full sun. Numerous pink to purple blossoms are fragrant, attracting hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and wasps. This annual species inhabits western foothills, plains, road sides, and disturbed areas, often in large colonies. Produces seeds in a long capsule. Easily reseeds itself. Recommended for short-term stabilization and beautification.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Capparaceae

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 6-60 in.

Bloom Color: Pink-purple

Bloom Period: Spring-Late Summer

Annual Precipitation: 13 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.0-7.6


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 65,900

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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