Bahiopsis laciniata

San Diego County Viguiera

Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Yellow
Blooming Season Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Autumn Foliage, Good in Containers

Plant Highlights

San Diego's very own Sunflower is a rare, perennial blooming shrub that is perfect in tough sundrenched locations, and sloped, dry terrain. It will provide many months of bright yellow sunflower type flowers. Bahiopsis laciniata, now renamed Bahiopsis laciniata, is attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, and various other pollinators. The pale green, leathery leaves create a dense thicket, frequented by birds looking for seeds. This shrub will bring activity and color to gardens and is especially attractive planted among other sun-loving, drought tolerant perennials such as, Sages, Penstemons and Woolly Blue Curls. This plant responds well to dead heading and pruning and has even been known to successfully provide a colorful low hedge.

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This plant will grow almost anywhere. I've grown it in sandy soil and too much shade at the beach and in DG and full sun in RB. It gets by on very little water and just needs a little tidying up at the end of summer when it takes a brief break from flowering. Easy, adaptable, fast fill. Highly recommend.

Posed by: Theresa Mann, on Dec 11 2016 1:40PM