Calylophus berlandieri 'Tucson Sun'
Tucson Sun Sundrops

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
Tucson Sun Sundrops
Calylophus berlandieri 'Tucson Sun'

This Civano Nursery selection was chosen for its tidy habit, generous flowers and exceptional heat resistance. Flowers open creamy-yellow and mature to shades of orange and pink. Flowers from spring through summer. 'Tucson Sun' one of the most colorful groundcovers available in the Southwest. Attracts native insects and butterflies.

Great nectar source for butterflies, bees and birds
Lush foliage provides cover for small birds and animals
Makes an excellent, colorful groundcover
Selected for it's heat resistance
Easy to combine with other perennials
Moderately deer resistant

Native Range

Native from Kansas to New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas to the Gulf States and Alabama. Found in plains; woodland edges; roadsides.

Interesting Facts

Butterflies and moths make up one of the largest insect orders called Lepidoptera which has 160,000 recognized species worldwide. There are over 250 species of butterflies in the Sonoran Desert.


Deadheading and giving it some summer water will prolong the flowers. Cut back to 6-8 inches the autumn to reshape.

Mature Size: 3-6ft. Tall x 1-2in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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