Skip to product information
1 of 1

Cistus Nursery

*RETAIL - Baccharis pilularis 'Pistol Pancake'

*RETAIL - Baccharis pilularis 'Pistol Pancake'

A Cistus introduction, from northern Curry County Oregon, on a windswept bluff sporting many low-growers. In habitat this grew only to about 4" in height by about 3 feet in width; 2.5 ft. x 5 ft. in garden conditions. Evergreen with fall and winter flowers of light cream are pollinator magnets, this makes an excellent medium scale ground cover or deeper green addition to the blues and golds of the Mediterranean landscape. Summer drought adapted full sun to dappled shade USDA zone 8.





Planting Recommendations

Under most conditions, planting directly into the garden is best. Keep in mind, that in our care, plants have been protected from intense sunlight and drying winds and would therefore require sheltered transition time in order to acclimate to such conditions in your garden.

All plants going into containers (rather than in the ground) should be potted immediately in well-drained potting mix and watered well to ensure the soil is fully moistened with no air pockets. Succulent plants abide by different rules (**see below).

Plants held for later planting are best stored in a cool greenhouse or a well-lit garage or basement, rather than in your house where conditions are likely too warm and dry.

Those plants needing time to acclimate can be set out in pots and provided some shade and shelter for the first week to allow for a successful transition.

**For cacti and other succulents, we recommend using a soil mix of less than 30% organic matter, preferably a 2-1 blend of cactus/succulent potting soil and pumice, perlite or lava rock. These plants are sensitive to prolonged heavy moisture, especially in cool/winter conditions. Keep this in mind when watering them for the first time. It is better to leave them dry in lower temperatures.

View full details