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 crocatum
Native to Southern California. Low, compact plant to 1 1/2 ft. high, 2 ft. wide. Stems and roundish, 1-in.-long leaves are covered with white wool. Sulfur yellow flowers in broad, flattish clusters, early spring to late summer.
Colorful Mexican and Guatemalan native formerly known as Schizocentron elegans. Grows to just...
Evergreen from southwestern Australia. Thick rootstocks send up fans of dark green, swordlike leaves a...
Australian groundcover to 3 ft. high, 6 ft. wide. It spreads steadily in loose, well-drained soil by s...