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Eriophyllum nevinii 'Canyon Silver'

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Species Name: Eriophyllum nevinii 'Canyon Silver'
Common Name: Canyon Silver Catalina Silverlace

Lacy silver-white foliage provides a gorgeous contrast to profuse golden flower heads. Good addition to mixed border. 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 shade
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: Introduced by C. Bornstein, Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs, coastal sage scrub

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