On July 28th, 1806, William Clark, co-captain of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, collected this curious plant while exploring Montana's Yellowstone River. Plant hunter and botanist Frederick Pursh called it a "very handsome species" in his Flora Americae Septentrionalis (1813), which described many plants collected by Lewis and Clark. Snow-on-the-Mountain is distinguished by white-edged and veined upper leaves, is now popular in cutting gardens. Snow on the mountain tolerates deer, drought, and poor soils. Recorded and/or collected by Lewis and Clark on their expedition.
Direct sow snow on the mountain seeds outdoors after the last spring frost. Approximately 15 seeds per packet.
|Exposure||Planting Method||Planting Depth||Plant Spacing||Size at Maturity||Zone|
|Full Sun||Direct Sow||1/4"||1' apart||1-4'H||Hardy Annual|