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Munzothamnus blairii

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Munzothamnus blairii
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Munzothamnus blairii

Species Name: Munzothamnus blairii
Common Name: San Clemente Island Chicory

Not much is known about the garden performance of this rare plant. It is native to San Clemente Island so will likely do best on coast. It has clusters of pale lavender aster-like flowers in late summer into fall. Would combine nicely with CA Fuchsias.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Low, erect, dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Coast: full to part sun; Inland: shade"
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: September to November
Flower Color: Lavender
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 3-2-3
Distribution: Channel Islands (San Clemente Island)
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluff scrub below 2000'

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