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St. Catherine's Lace


Naturally found on dry slopes on Santa Catalina and San Clemente islands in Southern California, St. Catherine's Lace is a fast-growing medium-sized evergreen rounded shrub with broadly oval greyish white leaves and large lace-like clusters of white to pink flowers that mature to reddish-brown. Plant becomes more irregular with age and forms a thick trunk with rough, shredding brown bark. Use on slopes, in borders, containers, or as a specimen.

Eriogonum giganteum

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Thick, leathery, and tomentose

Leaf length : 2-3"

Leaf shape : Broadly oval

Leaf color : Greyish-white with white felted underside

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Flowers mature to a reddish-brown color.

Flower width : 12"

Flower shape : Clusters

Flower color : Pink

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 6-10 ft.

Average size maturity height : 4-8 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F( Z9a)

Sunset zone : 5, 7-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes