Cockscomb cat's eye (try saying that five times fast) is a denizen of some of our toughest growing conditions. Short stature and fuzzy grey foliage allow it to conserve moisture on the windy bare ridges it favors, a habitat where the profusion of dense white flowers seems almost out of place. It is a biennial or short-lived perennial, so be sure to leave some seeds after flowering.
This plant requires very well drained soils and plenty of sun, so it is especially well-suited to rock gardens and walls. Plant with any of our other cushion plant species, such as cushion buckwheat, cutleaf daisy, woolly groundsel, and fuzzy-tongue penstemon.
cockscomb cat's eye
- Cryptantha celosioides