Native to California foothills from Santa Clara to San Diego. Narrow dark green leaves with woolly bottoms. Excellent for providing low maintenance erosion control on sunny hillsides. A very important plant for honey bees, as it provides food for them much of the year.
Growth Form/Defining Characteristics: Clumping Bush, 1-3’ High, 4 ‘ wide. White / pinkish flowers in dense clusters.
Light: Full sun
Water: Moderate water, Drought tolerant once stablished
Soil: Sandy loam, Standard Potting mix, Tolerant of clay and other low quality soil types but should be watered regularly in the first year.
Hardiness (Sunset And/or USDA Zones): Sunset zones 7-9, 12-24
Type (Annual, Perennial, Biennial,Deciduous): Perennial
Benefits from annual pruning and feeding