Baby Blue rabbitbrush

Ericameria nauseosa var. nauseosa

Baby blue rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus nauseosus, Plant Select
Baby blue rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus nauseosus, Plant Select
Dwarf forms of rabbitbrush occur everywhere in the West, but this compact, dome-like strain found along the Front Range is especially dense and silvery-blue with bright golden flowers in late summer and fall. Baby Blue rabbitbrush is an indispensable and indestructible native with multi-season interest.

Tips from the pros: Water it until it is established (approximately 1 year) and then stop. Yearly shearing will assure an improved branching structure while increasing the flower production. Reseeds readily - deadhead and pull seedlings. Look for this plant in the shrub section of independent garden centers. Sometimes sold under the common name: "dwarf blue rabbitbrush."

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Plant Type Shrub
Height 12-36 inches
Width 24-36 inches
Flowering Season September-October
Flower Color Yellow
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Dry to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2011
Annual Commercial Maintenance Shape/Shear to small mound or just enough to remove seedheads EVERY late fall or very early spring. This will maximize late summer blooming.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance.
Elevation Guide Up to 7500 ft.