Shrubs

Hairy Canary Clover

Dorycnium hirsutum
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POS ID: 167707
The Hairy Canary Clover has one of the most fun-to-say common names in the gardening world. But while you're entertaining yourself telling people you grow Hairy Canary Clover, this tough yet beautiful plant is hard at work and asks little in return. A wonderful ground cover to fill in between taller plants in the drought tolerant garden, spilling between rocks or from the tops of walls. Can be short lived, but usually leaves a few seedlings behind to replace itself.
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Quick Facts

  • Excellent ground cover
  • Drought tolerant
  • Attractive fuzzy grey foliage

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The Hairy Canary Clover has one of the most fun-to-say common names in the gardening world. But while you're entertaining yourself telling people you grow Hairy Canary Clover, this tough yet beautiful plant is hard at work and asks little in return. A wonderful ground cover to fill in between taller plants in the drought tolerant garden, spilling between rocks or from the tops of walls. Can be short lived, but usually leaves a few seedlings behind to replace itself.

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Grey

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 24 inches

Mature Width

Up to 36 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Groundcover, Patio & Containers

Features

Attractive flowers and foliage

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Can be cut back by half in late winter to refresh. Short-lived, but usually self-sows moderately.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Alkaline soils

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant thrives in full sun exposure

Water Needs

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Disease and Pests

Root rot in poorly drained soils

USDA Hardiness Zone

7

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