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© Deeproot Plant Base
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Compact, dwarf evergreen with twiggy, scaly shots and dense foliage of small, elliptic, aromatic green leaves, scaly golden-brown underneath. Flattened trusses of small, tubular, pale lemon-yellow or creamy-white flowers in spring and early summer.
Likes a cool, moist position and well drained, humus-rich, acid soil. Can be fussy and tricky to grow.
Suitable for a cool spot in the rock garden.
Introduced from Sichuan by Ernest Wilson about 1904.