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Winterfat, White Sage
Scientific Name: Ceratoides lanata (Pursh) Howell
Synonym: Eurotia lanata, Krascheninnikovia lanata, Diotis lanata
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Winterfat, White Sage (Ceratoides  lanata) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 4-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Western North America, from the Yukon territories to Mexico, from sea level to 10000 feet elevation in Arizona (3000 m)

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub to 4 feet tall (1.2 m), 3 feet spread (90 cm); silvery hairy leaves

Watering Needs: Little water when established, high salt tolerance

Propagation: Seeds, do not cover the seeds

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The Winterfat has fluffy seed heads looking like cotton when they are mature.

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