|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from the USA and Mexico.
An outstandingly compact and floriferous evergreen shrub, making a soft mound-shaped mass of rich golden, aromatic palmate leaves which have broader and more lush palmate lobes than C. ‘Aztec Pearl’. They have a spicy, zingy aroma if brushed. Its broader leaflets and tighter mound shape make it a better option than C. ‘Aztec Pearl’ for ground-covering positions amongst taller plants.
The foliage creates a complimentary bright backdrop for the richly scented pure white flowers, so profuse they nearly obscure the leaves. The late spring and summer flowering display lasts for many weeks, followed by late summer sporadic flushes. The blooms have pure white petals arranged around a cluster of central golden anthers and appear at the tips of the branches in loose corymb-like masses. In bud their pinky calyces are conspicuous, giving them a two-toned colouration. Once opened the blooms are much prized by pollinators.
It makes an outstanding performer for Mediterranean and English garden styles where it forms an excellent foil for more upright, spiky species. Its soft, compact form and bright glossy colour also make it a fantastic contemporary structural plant, perhaps forming repeated accents, making a striking contrast with dark tiled hard landscape finishes.
Easy to grow in all but the heaviest wet soils, and in pots in part shade or full sun, although it flowers more profusely and grows more densely in strong sun.
Height and spread after 5 – 10 years 1.2m x 1.2m
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