Leaf retention: Evergreen.
Growth rate: Moderate.
Mature Size: 5' high and wide.
Flowers: Tiny orange flowers, aromatic, in ball-shaped clusters about 1/2" across.
Bloom: Late winter, spring, summer or fall, depending on location.
Leaves: Velvety, silver to silver-green leaves with rounded-tooth margins.
Stems: No thorns.
Wildlife: Attracts butterflies.
Toxic / Danger: No.
Origin: Native to Texas and Mexico.
Cultivation and Uses
USDA hardiness zones: 8-11.
Heat tolerant: Yes.
Drought tolerant: Yes.
Sun: Full sun to part shade.
Water once established: Monthly.
Soil: Well drained, pH 6.1-8.5 (slightly acidic to alkaline). Adapts to most soil
Prune: This plant flowers on new growth and can be pruned in late fall or early
winter. While pruning is not necessary, a light trim can spur new growth and additional
Propagation: Cuttings from new growth.
Uses: Ornamental, xeric garden.
This plant is a member of the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae). In full sun, it attracts
butterflies briefly when the flowers have first opened. In light shade, more butterflies
appear. Plants listed on the
page attract more butterflies over a
longer period of time.
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