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Eriophyllum nevinii ‘Canyon Silver’ (photo courtesy of Stephen Ingram)
Eriophyllum nevinii ‘Canyon Silver’ (photo courtesy of Stephen Ingram)

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Zones 15-17, 19-24
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Moderate, Minimal

Eriophyllum nevinii ‘Canyon Silver’

Woolly Sunflower

Evergreen, Shrubs

This California native from the Channel Islands has finely cut, silvery foliage similar to dusty miller. Clusters of small, yellow flowers bloom from spring into summer and turn chocolate brown as they age. The shrub grows to 4–6 ft. high and wide. It is ideally adapted to Southern California coastal gardens. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil. Can get by on little water near the coast. To maintain a compact habit, prune back in fall to winter.

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