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Encelia californica - Brittle-Bush

Botanic Name

Encelia californica

Common Name

Brittle-Bush

Size

H: 4' W: 4'

Water

Occ. H20/Dry

Soil

Sun

Sun

Bee favorite

Bee favorite

Attribute detail

Attracts butterflies

Attracts butterflies

(Adults)

Description

This small shrub is found growing in coastal scrub. It likes good drainage, full sun, and little water. A member of the Sunflower family, it displays bright yellow 4 inch flowers with a dark center in spring and summer. Reaches about 4 feet tall and wide, making it well placed among Salvias, Artemisias, and Mimulus. The shrub will generally drop its bright green foliage in response to drought; a good watering every month or so should keep it green. It can be used to stabilize the soil on a slope and is a source of food for beneficial insects.

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24" box

$5.00

24" box

$5.00

24" box

$5.00

24" box

$5.00

24" box

$5.00

24" box

$5.00

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