Cushion Bush (Calocephalus brownii)

Botanical names:
Calocephalus brownii Accepted
Leucophyta brownii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 to 36 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Silvery-white, wiry branched stems with silvery-white, flat scale-like leaves.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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