This is a superlative foliage plant with elephant ear leaves covered with long, silky white hairs. The white, helmet-shaped flowers are produced on candelabra-like stems in early summer. This is a dramatic accent plant for the water-smart garden or perennial border, originating in the eastern Mediterranean region. Perennial. Xeriscape. Tips from the pros: Deadhead entire stalks of spent flowers to promote the silvery, fuzzy foliage and to prevent reseeding.
|Sun, Partial Sun
|Moderate to xeric
|USDA Hardiness Zone
|Clay, loam, sandy
|Good for Pollination
|North American Native
|Annual Commercial Maintenance
|Hand trim back dead stems in spring.
|5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance
|Follow annual maintenance and allow to go to seed. Thin out any undesireable seedlings.
|Up to 6200 ft