Silver Star Cushion Bush
Calocephalus brownii 'Silver Star'
Pronunciation: kal-oh-SEF-uh-lus BROW-nee-eye
|Description||Striking silver leaves and stems have a unique twiggy look. This Southern Australia native is adapted to poor rocky soils, heat, and salty sea air, and thrives with little care. The perfect addition to mixed containers, providing contrasting foliage color and texture for flowering plants. Perennial in warm climates but generally used as an annual is most areas.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Let soil dry slightly before watering.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage|
|Mature Size||Reaches 12 in. tall, 18 in. wide.|
|Care||Thrives in rocky, highly alkaline soil with excellent drainage. Provide at least 6 hours of direct sun daily. Water regularly after planting to establish a healthy root system. Only water at the base of the plant, not on the foliage. Reduce watering once established. Trim off old branches, leaves, and spent flowers for a tidy appearance. Does not perform well in high humidity.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL
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Grow As Annual in All Zones
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.