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Gnaphalium californicum

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Gnaphalium californicum
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Gnaphalium californicum
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Gnaphalium californicum

Species Name: Gnaphalium californicum
Common Name: California Everlasting

Very fragrant bright green leaves. Flowers are good for dried arrangements--they hold their form, hence the name "everlasting". Gnaphalium is short-lived--surviving only 1 or 2 years--but reseeds easily.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Slender, upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter-Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Throughout California except the Central Valley
Natural Habitat: Dry open or wooded hills

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