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Walberton’s® Silver Fountain

Guara lindheimeri ‘Walsilfou’ PP31220

Beloved by butterflies and pollinators, these North American native perennials can take the hottest summer days with ease. Silver Fountain will not set seeds, which makes them bloom even longer.

Sunset Zones


USDA Zones

-20°F to -10°F USDA zones 5–10

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 6b

Walberton’s® Silver Fountain Features

Plant Dimensions

2-3' H x 2' W

Landscape Use

Border, Coastal, Container, Cottage/Informal, Mass planting, Woodland Garden

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Drought tolerance, Heat Tolerance, Longer Blooming


Longer blooming

Flowering Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Walberton’s® Silver Fountain Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize throughout growing season


Can cut back in early spring to refresh foliage


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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Your zip code 20149 is in Zone: 6b with a temperature range of: -5 to 0 °F.