This is an improvement on previous forms of Calocephalus - more compact, bushy form
This plants prefers alkaline conditions and will grow happily in sharp sand. It cannot abide heavy, fertile soils. This perennial looks for mild, rainy winters and dry summers with minimal supplemental watering.
The foliage of ‘Silver Sand’ is composed of scale-like leaves on finely divided branchlets. The leaves are a a more intense silvery hue than the parent species and the plant’s habit is a dense mound, hence its common name Cushion Bush. In summer, the plant covers itself with pale-yellow, round-headed flowers.