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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Taxon ID#

37

Gray to green leaves covered by soft white hairs make this native plant very drought tolerant. Easy to grow. Daisy-like flowers. Attracts hummingbirds.

Scientific  Name:

Eriophyllum lanatum

Common Name 1

› Oregon Sunshine

Family:

Asteraceae

Origins:

Western United States

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Common Woolly Sunflower

Common Name 3

› Pursh's Woolyleaf

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Sandy

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Stems and leaves are covered with white hairs giving the plant a gray-green appearance

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Yellow

Flower Description:

The flower head is 4 to 6.5 cm (1.5 to 2.5 in) wide with golden yellow disk flowers and 8 to 12 yellow ray flowers, each 1.5 to 2 cm (0.6 to 0.8 in) long. Flower bracts are broad and erect.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

4-24"

Mature spread:

20-24"

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Thrives in a variety of habitats but most frequently in dry sandy soils

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Aug

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Recommendation for deadheading to encourage blooming.

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

For best results, plant in groups and prune the dead branches

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

None

Care Comments:

Landscape Application
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