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Narrow, linear, tomentose leaves grow in clumps 1-4 inches long. Unbranching stems have smaller, gray-green wooly leaves and end in compact cymes of small yellow flowers. Wooly bracts surrounding the flowers look like petals.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump
Plant Use: In rock gardens.
Width: Minimum: 6 inches Maximum: 8 inches
Foliage Texture: fine
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4
Water Requirements: low
Additional Comments: This plant grew very nicely in the 2002 season, but was much reduced in size by 2003. We expect that it will be a short-lived perennial.