Native Region: Western North America
Zone Range: 4-9
Preferred Climate: Rocky, dry conditions from sea level to above the tree line.
Harvest Date: Tuesday 23 August, 2022
Seed count: 15-20
This variable species is a leafy plant from 10 cm to 1 m in height with multiple, spreading branches; white-woolly, lobed leaves; and large (2 in.) yellow, sunflower-like flowers solitary at the ends of stems. It is a shrubby perennial with a woody base and is drought-tolerant. It is highly attractive to many butterfly species as well as honey bees.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in an open frame in autumn. No stratification or other treatment is necessary. Grow in light, poor to moderately-fertile soil with sharp drainage in full sun.