Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Corethrogyne filaginifolia CV Silver Carpet
Another common name is California Aster; much easier to pronounce than Corethrogyne. This is an easy perennial with pinkish flowers and silvery leaves. Like full sun and little water. This variety spills charmingly over the low rock wall out in front of the kiosk at the UC Botanical Garden. We have some specimens that will be available for purchase at the big sale on Sunday, September 26. Many other wonderful plants will also be available. Adult butterflies use the flowers for nectar, and checkerspot caterpillars feed on the foliage.