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Eriogonum giganteum * Saint Catherine's Lace

Eriogonum giganteum is almost always one of the best looking California native plants in the garden. The flowers fade to a brown that contrasts well with the gray leaves. Eriogonum giganteum will grow to 6-8 feet tall and wide. The Saint Catherine's Lace will tolerate a wide variety of soil types and even does well near the coast. Eriogonum giganteum is hardy in temperatures that dip into the teens. Saint Catherine's Lace blooms in late Spring and into the Summer. Eriogonum giganteum is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar. And a nectar resource for the Mournful Duskywing, the Gray Hairstreak and the Common Buckeye butterflies.

Eriogonum giganteum, Saint Catherine's Lace

Blue flowers of Eriogonum giganteum - Saint Catherine's Lace. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.