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Eriophylum lanatum


Eriophyllum lanatum is a BC native that bears charming, fern-like, grey foliage topped with loads of yellow, daisy-like flowers.

Eriophyllum lanatum is known as the common woolly sunflower or Oregon sunshine as is native to BC. It bears charming, fern-like, grey foliage topped with loads of yellow, daisy-like flowers on short stems. The flowers are great for cutting. It is drought tolerant and great for hot sunny spots. Popular with our native butterflies.

Common Name: Common Woolly Sunflower

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Dry, open places below 3000 metres in chaparral, oak woodland, mixed evergreen forest, grasslands, rocky slopes, and sagebrush scrub habitats from BC to California.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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