Eriophyllum lanatum

Eriophyllum lanatum

Common woolly sunflower

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Eriophyllum lanatum
  • Common name: Common woolly sunflower
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Silver

Common woolly sunflower, Eriophyllum lanatum, is a common, herbaceous sunflower native to western North America. It bears masses of bright yellow, sunflower-like blooms above silvery foliage. It quickly forms a dense clump and makes excellent, cheerful ground cover. While hardy throughout the British Isles it may struggle in areas of altitude, and may need protection in winter.

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Grow Eriophyllum lanatum in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back blooms after flowering to encourage a second flush. There’s no need to prune in autumn. Protect from severe winter weather.

How to grow Eriophyllum lanatum

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Eriophyllum lanatum and wildlife

Eriophyllum lanatum is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Eriophyllum lanatum poisonous?

Eriophyllum lanatum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People