Hazardia cana

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Hazardia cana
Hazardia cana

Species Name: Hazardia cana
Common Name: San Clemente Island Hazardia

Attractive foliage. Great for coastal gardens. Inland give afternoon shade and some summer water. Endangered in a portion of its range. Rare outside California. Cut back to promote compact form in early fall.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Upright shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Winter/Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: List 1B/ RED 3-2-2
Distribution: San Clemente Island, Guadalupe Island
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluff scrub, coastal scrub, riparian scrub. Elevation: 180 -1500'

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Care and Maintenance

  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A shrubby plant found in rocky places on the Santa Barbara Islands. Has large gray leaves and yellow flowers turning to purple. The flowers are not at all attractive but the plant is very desirable for its remarkably handsome foliage. Will grow in any garden. Gallon cans, 60c."
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