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 fasciculatum
Native to the foothills of California (from Santa Clara to San Diego) and to the desert mountain slopes of Southern California. Forms a clump 1–3 ft. high, spreading to 4 ft. Leaves are narrow, 1/2–3/4 in. long; may be dark green above, white and woolly beneath, or gray and hairy. White or pinkish flowers in headlike clusters, late spring to early fall. Good for erosion control. ‘Theodore Payne’ is lower growing, makes an attractive green groundcover, as does ‘Warriner Lytle’.
These woody-stemmed Southern California natives with tubular, lipped flowers were once listed as shrub...
Native to inland mountains and deserts of California into western Utah, Arizona, and northwest Mexico....
Erect to spreading habit to 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. or wider; leaves are less than 1 in. long. Abundant s...