Encelia Californica

Coast Sunflower
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

3-4′ x 3-4′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Rounding

Sunset Garden Zones

7-16, 18-24

Encelia Californica sometimes called Coast Sunflower is a perennial shrub that grows 3-4 ft. high. It acts well as a large scale ground cover. It produces 2 inch daisy-like flowers but the plant is short-lived. Sometimes it is better if mixed with ceanothus or salvias for the short-term. It is native in California from Santa Maria to San Diego. It is not frost tolerant but it will recover from 27 deg. F. It makes beautiful cut flowers.

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