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Yerba Mansa


A California native perennial with large, green, spoon-shaped basal leaves that become purple-tinged in the sun. From spring to fall appear the cone-shaped flowers that are subtended by white bracts.

Anemopsis californica

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Very large, basal foliage that becomes purple-tinged in the sun.

Leaf texture : Leathery, waxy

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : The flower heads are cone-shaped and surrounded by 4 to 8 unequal, 3/4-inch long, petal-like bracts.

Flower shape : Cone-shaped

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : < 10 ft.

Average size maturity height : < 1 1/2 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F (Z5a)

Sunset zone : n/a

Water requirements : Occasional

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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