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Silver Leaf Rabbitbrush (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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Virtually unkillable + year round interest
from Kanab, southern Utah high desert
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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 :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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