Native to mountains of medium and high deserts of California, southwestern U.S., northern Mexico. Grows 4–6 ft. tall, 5 ft.wide, with straw-colored branches and flaky bark. Small, lobed leaves are deep green on top, rusty beneath; carried in clusters. Flowers resembling single white roses just 1 1/2 in. wide bloom in spring, summer. Large, showy clusters of feathery seedheads follow; greenish at first, later turning pink or taking on reddish tinges, they create a softcolored, changing haze through which you can see the shrub’s rigid branch pattern. Needs gritty, welldrained soil. Pruning usually not needed.
Leaves flushed with red- violet when new, slowly mature togray-green.
Hascreamy gold variegation ongreen leaves.
Compact growth to 1 1/2–2 ft. high and wide. Dense gray foliage. Bright violet-blue blossoms in great ...