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Herbaceous Perennial

Eriophyllum lanatum

Oregon sunshine

A strong-growing, clump-forming herbaceous perennial to a height of 30cm, with silvery-grey green hairy leaves. From late spring to summer, yellow daisies bloom in profusion over a long period

Other common names
sunshine flower
Synonyms
Actinella lanata
Bahia lanata
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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Grey Silver Green
Summer Yellow Grey Silver Green
Autumn Grey Silver Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered or Exposed
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming, Bushy
Name status

Correct

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How to grow

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, soil in full sun. Avoid winter wet - tolerates drought once established, so ideal for gravel garden.

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or sow seed in autumn outside

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
  • Ground cover
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

After flowering, cut back to keep compact

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to damage by slugs and snails. Birds may use this plant as nesting material

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