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Viguiera parishii

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Species Name: Viguiera parishii
Common Name: Desert Sunflower

Fast growing, fragrant butterfly plant suited for dry rock gardens or as accents in a border or raised bed. Nice fragrant leaves. Easy to grow. Good choice for bird gardens!

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3h x 3'w
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Sand to clay
Water Requirements: Dry
Cold Hardy to: To -10 degrees
Flower Season: Spring-Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Mojave and Sonoran deserts
Natural Habitat: Washes, dry rocky slopes

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