Cheirolophus burchardii

Cheirolophus burchardii

Drought tolerant, evergreen and a fabby habitat plant too! This outrageously rare shrub was found growing near the sea in the Canary Islands. Produces purple bachelor button-like flower heads borne on 1’ stems above lush green lace-shaped leaves. Our original description of this species listed it as being only marginally hardy, but Lo and behold, we planted it in the garden and it didn't flinch when the weather dropped into the 20’s! Blooms over a long season, May-July or so and is visited daily by butterflies and bees. A vigorous grower, it quickly reaches 7’ high - we’re not sure how wide yet. Let us know!

Claire Woods
Propagator

Sun/Pt.Sun
Avg/Low Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 9-11
(maybe lower?)