Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 1-3 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 1-2 ft.
- Full Sun
- Botanical Name:
- Calocephalus brownii 'Cushion Bush'
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A Touch of Silvery Cool for Your Warm Garden
The Calo Pyramid is a delightful and unique white plant that adds interest anywhere it's planted. You'll find plenty of uses for this wonderful plant that presents interesting shapes and colors all throughout the year. Easy to grow and very adaptable, you're going to fall in love with this plant.
The pale foliage of the Calo Pyramid is the real showstopper. The silvery green and white leaves press so closely up against the stem, it appears as though they aren't even there. The coral-like appearance of the branches add to the exotic feel of the Calo, making it a spectacular choice for adding interest to your garden.
Add a little bit of winter to your Southern yard. Growing outdoors in zones 9-10, the Calo brings out the nostalgic snowy colors of winter in places that usually don't get any snow. Imagine how enchanting your yard will look with this silvery plant shining in the dead of winter.
The spring and summer bring even more enchantment. Small yellow, button-shaped flowers bloom in the spring and summer. Since the foliage doesn’t change much throughout the year, the bright blooms of the Calo Pyrmaid bring a wonderful contrast. By planting the Calo near your blue flowering plants, you'll complement the cool hues and add a pop of contrasting color in the warmer months.
The unique pyramid shape is unlike anything you've seen before. This variety of Calo is cultivated into a pyramid shape, while most other Calo's present a rounded form. Reminiscent of a Christmas tree, the unique shape of this plant adds to its wintery tone. Growing only 1-3 feet, this manageable Calo is perfect for container growing, allowing you to move it around your garden throughout the seasons.
Your Calo Pyramid will look great anywhere your place it. There are so many uses for your Calo Pyramid. Since they reflect light, you can brighten up a dark pathway or add some brightness to a dull spot in your yard. Of course, the shapes and colors can add contrast to wild, vibrant plants or prickly succulents.
Be the first to add this enchanting plant to your landscape. You'll love how captivating your yard will look with the addition of the Calo Pyramid. Adding brightness, interest and contrast, you can create a mesmerizing landscape by simply planting a few Calo's in your garden. Don't let the chance pass you by, order your Calo Pyramid's today.
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Planting & Care
Planting Instructions: Plant your Calo Pyramid in a place that will receive full sun for 6-8 hours a day. The sunnier the spot, the better for your Calo. Keep in mind that the Calo naturally grows in the Australian outback where salty, dry air and poor soil are prevalent. You don't need to worry about soil condition, so don't amend your soil when planting. Just be sure that your soil drains quickly and thoroughly. Place in a hole in the ground that is big enough to cover the root ball or plant your Calo Pyramid in a well-draining container. Water gently immediately after planting to establish the root system. Mulch only in winter if you live in a climate with light frosts.
Watering: Do not water this plant frequently. If you live in a humid, wet climate, your plant may thrive better in a container where you can protect it from flooding. Water from light rain should be enough to keep your plant alive. Overwatering is the biggest threat to the life of this plant.
Fertilization: There is no need to fertilize your Calo.
Pruning: The Calo Pyramid does not react well to heavy pruning. You may cut off dead branches once the plant has matured. To maintain the pyramidal shape, you can pinch young stems.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|