Dorycnium hirsutum

Hairy Canary Clover

Lotus hirsutus

Evergreen Perennial

Pink-tinged white, pea-like flowers adorn this fuzzy silver-leaved sub-shrub in late summer and fall. The flowers are followed by reddish fruit pods. It needs a sunny, well-drained site.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Low Water / No Water, Occasional

Soil: Well-drained


Size: 12 - 20 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Irregular, Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Bees, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray

Flower Color: Pink, White
Bloom Season: Aug, Fall, Late Summer / Early Fall, Oct, Sep

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Beds and Borders, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Massed, Mixed Border, Rock Garden
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Bees, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: ground hugger, matrix / mingler
Plant Behavior: Tender

Care and Maintenance

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