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Coast Sunflower


Encelia californica is native to Southern California and has bright green foliage and brown-centered yellow daisy-like flowers. Cut back hard after flowering to maintain a tidy habit and encourage repeat flowering. Encelia is generally found in dry to desert habitats making them ideal for a native or desert garden.

Encelia californica

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 2 1/2"

Leaf shape : Lance-shaped

Leaf color : Bright green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 3"

Flower color : Brown

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Drought-deciduous

Average size maturity width : 4 ft.

Average size maturity height : 3 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 7-16, 18-24

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes