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 wrightii
Widely distributed speciesnative from eastern andSouthern California to westernTexas and northern Mexico.Selections from higher elevations and northern part of range take more cold. Wandlike stems form a mound 1 1/2 ft. high by 2 ft. wide. Silvery green, felted leaves, 1/2 in. long and 1/4 in. wide, narrow to a point. Tiny white or pinkish flowers appear in clusters along stalks frommidsummer through fall.
Widely distributed speciesnative from eastern andSouthern California to westernTexas and northern Mexi...
Specialists offer as many as 100 species of these cacti, which are chiefly grown in pots. Plants are s...
Nativeto Southwest deserts. To 1 1/2–2 ft. high and 3–4 ft. wide, withsmall, deeply cut leaves. Pinkis...