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Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice'

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Botanical Name: Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice'
Common Name: David's Choice Sandhill Sagebrush

Velvety soft leaves and fine texture make this a good choice for borders where its grey foliage provides contrast. Does best on coast. Tolerant of drought but not inland heat. Needs good drainage.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Low and mounding
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for the garden
Natural Habitat: Sand dunes

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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