Constancea nevinii (Formerly known as Eriophyllum nevinii)
Common Name: Wooly Sunflower, Catalina Silverlace
Growth Habit: This perennial has silver-grey dense foliage with a moderate to fast growth rate ranging from 4-6’ tall and wide.
Cultural Requirements: This rare plant originated in the Santa Barbara Channel islands and prefers full sun.
Constancea nevinii is drought tolerant once established, does well in most well-draining soils, and tolerates temperatures down to about 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
Features/Uses: The Wooly Sunflower has fine-textured silver foliage and striking yellow flowers in the early summer. It is great for xeric landscaping and contrasts well with other plants when used in border plantings.
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Where in the Garden: California Gardenscapes and New World Desert Garden
Photos: Rachel Cobb