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Eriophyllum nevinii

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Species Name: Eriophyllum nevinii
Common Name: Catalina Silverlace

Rare. Lovely contrast between profuse golden flower heads and lacy white foliage. Good addition to mixed border or informal hedge. Needs heavy pruning in late fall or winter.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1-3' H x 1-3' W
Growth Habit: Upright shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 2-1-3
Distribution: Channel Islands, less than 125 ft elevation
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs, coastal sage scrub

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History
  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Grows 2 to 4 feet high, with several stems from near the base forming a plant often 3 or 4 feet across. Beautiful gray finely cut foliage similar to dusty miller of gardens but much finer. Large heads of yellow flowers on long stems well above the foliage. A very striking plant which can be grown in any garden. Gallon cans, 50c."
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