Encelia farinosa

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
Encelia farinosa

This native sunflower relative has silvery, white foliage adorned with lemon yellow daisy-like flowers, blooming heaviest in the spring. It may continue to bloom well into the summertime with some humidity and a little extra moisture. It’s an excellent choice for any native landscape. It grows well in native soil with good drainage, and performs wonderfully in hot areas with reflected heat. No amendments or fertilizers are necessary. Plant in areas of the garden that receive minimal care and water for maximum success.

Forms a mound of beautiful yellow flowers in late spring and summer
Atracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Attractive silver foliage year round
Deer resistant
Easy to grow, low water needs once established

Native Range

Grows throughout the Sonoran and Mohave deserts.

Interesting Facts

The common name "brittlebush" comes from the brittleness of its stems. Other names include hierba del vaso and cotx.


Mature Size: 3-4ft. Tall x 3-4ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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