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Eriodictyon crassifolium ~ Felt Leaved Yerba Santa

Eriodictyon crassifolium is a medium sized open shrub, often growing 4-8 feet tall. In the garden the plants often cast off much of the length of a flowering branch after the blooming is complete and regrow from the center of the plant. Eriodictyon crassifolium will look better for a significant pruning after blooming. Felt leaved Yerba Santa grows in full sun on a variety of soil types and is a good plant for stabilizing slopes in a dry garden. Eriodictyon produces lavender blue flowers in the Spring and Summer. Eriodictyon crassifolium is great for the butterfly garden, There is a long list of butterflies attracted to Eriodictyon crassifolium below the photo. Eriodictyon crassifolium is Winter hardy to the mid teens.

Eriodictyon crassifolium, Felt Leaved Yerba Santa

Blue flowers of Eriodictyon crassifolium - Felt Leaved Yerba Santa. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Eriodictyon crassifolium, Felt Leaved Yerba Santa, Painted Lady

Painted Lady Butterfly on Eriodictyon crassifolium - Felt Leaved Yerba Santa. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Butterflies attracted to Eriodictyon tomentosum, there are a lot of them:
California Hairstreak
Common Buckeye
Gray Hairstreak
Gulf Frittilary
Hedgerow Hairstreak
Monarch
Mormon Metalmark
Painted Lady
Pale Tiger Swallowtail
Variable Checkerspot
Western Tiger Swallowtail