Woolly Stemodia

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Woolly Stemodia

Stemodia lanata
Gray-Woolly Twintip
4

6 inches
2

3 feet
Coastal and southern Texas and adjacent Tamaulipas
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; an attractive groundcover with silvery, white leaves. Stemodia creeps low along the ground and can cascade over rock ledges; it is often mistaken for silver ponyfoot although leaf shape and texture is quite different. Tiny purple blooms begin in spring. Woolly stemodia grows well in thin well-drained soil, and can tolerate reflected heat and sun from rock and asphalt. Do not over-water; wetness will make stemodia look leggy and unhealthy. It remains evergreen in warm winters, but dies to the ground with cold. It’s only native to south Texas and northern Mexico, but can be found at least as far west as the Pecos River, on scorching rocky outcrops — it’s an exceptionally drought tolerant plant.

Maintenance

None needed.

Features

Plant Type:
Groundcover
Size:
4-6" H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy
Wildlife:
Pollinators
Flower Color:
Purple
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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