Lessingia filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'

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Lessingia filagifolia 'Silver Carpet'
Lessingia filagifolia 'Silver Carpet'

Species Name: Lessingia filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'
Common Name: Silver Carpet aster

Lush and attractive groundcover! Adaptable to garden water and occasional drought. Perfect compliment for borders, planters, containers. Use under oaks, or in your grassland or meadow.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6 in. H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Groundcover
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 8,000'
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Violet and yellow
Distribution: Selected for the garden. Introduced by Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
Natural Habitat: Coastal scrub, oak woodland, grasslands

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.