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Hulsea heterochroma

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Species Name: Hulsea heterochroma
Common Name: Redray Alpinegold

This lovely member of the aster family is a "fire-follower" in its native range. Plant in a drought-tolerant garden to attract butterflies. Flowers have red petals and yellow centers. Good for high elevations.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Annual or Perennial
Height by Width: 3-4' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Upright, branched
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 7500'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Red and Yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: Sierra Nevada, Outer South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, northern Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Open sites, recent burns. Elevation: 900' -7500'

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