Corethrogyne filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet'
Photo by Pete Veilleux, East Bay Wilds

silver carpet beach aster

This plant grows well in the following regions:

  • CVCentral Valley
  • NCNorth and Central Coast
  • SCSouth Coast
Map of regions (click to enlarge)
map of California regions



Dense 1 ft tall by 3-6 ft wide mounded perennial. Silver appearance from white fuzzy foliage. 1 inch pink-lavender flowers in late summer.

Low water needs along immediate coast. Best with occasional summer water inland. Best in full sun. Becomes leggy in shade. Grows well in both coastal and hot inland areas.

An effective groundcover. Spills well over a slope or low wall. Foliage is attractive year-ground. Great choice for parking strips. Grows well under oaks. Attracts butterflies. Sandy or clay soils. Tolerates salt spray on coast. A Carol Bornstein selection from coastal bluffs in Monterey County introduced by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

Sun needs:

  • Full sun

Water needs:

  • Medium water
  • Low water
Water needs information from WUCOLS unless otherwise noted