Chrysothamnus nauseosus La Plata

Silver Leaf Rabbit Brush

 

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Silver Leaf Rabbit Brush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus La Plata) is a showy native shrub that stands out in the landscape with its attractive, finely textured silver-gray foliage and eye-catching display of golden-yellow flowers beginning in late summer-early fall.

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$11.99
per plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Early to mid fall
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLXD51

Details

5-7 ft. wide x 5-7 ft. tall. Silver Leaf Rabbit Brush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus La Plata) is a showy, native shrub with finely-textured silver-gray foliage and an eye-catching display of golden-yellow flowers. A garden stand-out, the late-summer-early fall blooms are sure to draw a cloud of butterflies to your yard. (Ericameria nauseosa)
SKU HBLXD51
Common Name Silver Leaf Rabbit Brush
Botanical Name Chysothamnus nauseosus La Plata
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 5-7' tall
Mature Spread 5-7' wide
Bloom Time Early to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise, Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensChrysothamnus nauseosus La Plata
 
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5.0

Virtually unkillable + year round interest

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from Kanab, southern Utah high desert

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Looks Great ALL Year
  • No pruning required
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Sunny Spot

    Comments about High Country Gardens Chrysothamnus nauseosus La Plata:

    One of my absolute FAVORITE native plants that lends itself perfectly to almost any SUNNY growing conditions. It does need full sun, in my experience, and will not grow with less than 6 hours of full sun a day (it can take as much sun as you've got, don't worry whether it's getting too much...it isn't).

    Other than needing sun and an initial watering in, you can truly abuse this plant. It might not grow to quite as large as in the photos, but it will survive, bloom and be gorgeous! On our property we have 30+ of these and we never amend the soil or fertilize, we never water after initial transplant...we have even accidentally MOWED them when they were small...they just keep on keeping on!

    The dense, spherical growth pattern NEVER NEEDS PRUNING and provides usable habitat for small creatures (the Hawks and other predators can't reach them from deep inside a rabbitbrush)!

    In my opinion, this plant is a stunner year round. It is attractive even when not in bloom because of its pretty shape and dusty, sage-like green leaves. After rabbitbrush lights up the late summer and fall with its gorgeous clusters of yellow flowers (similar in shape to yarrow or sedum/stonecrop), the seed heads keep their shape and turn a lacy tan for the winter. They shiver gracefully in the wind and when there is snow on them, the effect is divine.

    So, yeah...get this!

    Our growing conditions are 14 sporadic inches precipitation per year, zone 7, 5000 ft elevation high desert.

    Rabbitbrush is fun to mix and match with other natives and to my eye, the nice shape and colors of it compliments just about any other Xeric, full sun plant. Some of my favorites to mix with it include lavender, red hot poker, Aster, desert willow, any penstemon or agastache and globe mallow, with a few yarrow, stonecrop and blanket flower just for fun :)

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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