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.
Leaf notes : Very large, basal foliage that becomes purple-tinged in the sun.
Leaf texture : Leathery, waxy
Leaf color : Green
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
Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen
Average size maturity width : < 10 ft.
Average size maturity height : < 1 1/2 ft.
Growth rate : Fast
USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F (Z5a)
Sunset zone : n/a
Water requirements : Occasional
Light exposure : Sun
Attractive bark :Yes