Individual blossoms are tiny but grow in long-stemmed or branched clusters—usually domed, flattish, or ball-like. Flowers age to an attractive tan or reddish brown and persist for a long time; good in dried arrangements. Flowers attract butterflies; birds enjoy the seeds. Grow best in well-drained, loose, gravelly soil. Useful for covering dry banks, massing among rocks; smaller forms make good specimens in rock gardens.Eriogonum cinereum
Native to coastal bluffs and canyons of Southern California. Grows 2–5 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide, with ash-colored, 1-in. leaves and pale pink flowers in ball-shaped clusters in summer. Best planted in groups.
Dense grower to 3–4 ft. high and wide; becomes sparse and woody with age.Young plants thickly co...
These Sisyrinchium relatives have dark green, grasslike leaves arising from short, woody rhiz...
Native to the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California. The species has lobed or scallop-e...