Eriophyllum lanatum. Height to 30-60cm (12-24"). Also known as Oregon Sunshine. This native Common Woolly Sunflower is not a real sunflower, but blooms from May to August with intensely yellow 5cm (2") wide flowers that rise above silvery grey, woolly foliage. It prefers full sun, but will bloom in partial shade. Common Woolly Sunflowers work well in containers, in the border, and in alpine rock gardens. Their spread is very gradual, and they are quite ornamental at all times of the year. This plant is very attractive to pollinators and beneficial insects, so it deserves a place in every organic garden. Hardy to Zone 5.
Unless otherwise stated, all the wildflower mixes will contain perennials, annuals, and biennials. In small areas, seeds can be scattered by hand. In larger areas, you may want to employ a lawn spreader or some other mechanical means. We recommend adding 1-2 parts clean, dry sand to 1 part wildflower seeds which will help the seeds spread evenly. Do not use beach sand, as it will be full of salt. It may be wise to spread most of the seed, but to save 15-20% for filling in bald spots at a later date. Seeds must come into contact with the soil in order to germinate. Do not bury seeds more than 2-3 times their thickness. Follow along with this handy guide how to grow wildflowers in your garden and grow some colour!