Native to the mountains of medium and high deserts of California, southwestern U.S., and northern Mexico. Grows to 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 soft-colored, changing haze through which you can see the shrub’s rigid branch pattern. Needs gritty, well-drained soil. Pruning usually not needed.
Hardy flowering perennial from Europe and western Asia. Grows to 5 ft. tall in bloom, spreading to 4 f...
Grows to 2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide. Grows from a carrot-shaped perennial root and forms a rosette of f...
Tight, dense, spherical red-purple flower clusters top 2-ft. stems in summer. Spreads freely.