Small-leafed mounding plant, with pearly-white button flowers in mid-late summer (the ones with the yellow center are the male flowers). Ours hasn't gotten nearly as large as the references would say (to 3'), by its third season in our garden. Is reputed to attract butterflies, although we haven't seen evidence of this just yet. Also makes a good cutflower for drying, if flowers are cut just before they mature.
||ordinary garden soil. drought-tolerant, deer-resistant.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Barb||Nov 30, 2010||This grows wild here in central BC, Canada. Hardy to at least Zone 2. Definitely low growing - tallest I've ever seen maybe 18"; most 12" tall or so. As you mentioned, Rob, it is a great everlasting as long as you cut it while still in bud, otherwise it goes to seed as it dries & the loose fluff is not particularly attractive. Pretty in the garden in a modest sort of way.|
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