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Chamaebatiaria millefolium (Fernbush)

Chamaebatiaria millefolium
Desert Sweet, Fernbush, Tansy Bush

Native to the western U.S., at elevations of 4000 to 7000 feet, this long-lived shrub is semi-evergreen, with fragrant, light green ferny foliage. A refreshing display of large white flower clusters are produced in the summer. Butterflies and bees are attracted to the lilac-like blossoms. The large brown seed heads may be removed for a cleaner appearance. Plant Fernbush in well-drained soil and full sun exposures in middle and high deserts.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Slow
Height 3' - 6' (ft)
Spread 3' - 6' (ft)
Spacing 36"- 72" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant, Semi-Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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