Encelia actoni

Acton Encelia

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 5' X 5'
Santa Clara County Local: No
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Acton encelia is found in hot, dry areas from the southern San Joaquin Valley into Nevada and Baja. It has a round form to about four feet, gray-green leaves and bright yellow flowers. The contrast between the gray foliage and large, yellow flowers is quite striking. Acton encelia thrives in full sun and well-draining soil. It would be something of an experiment to plant it in a coastal setting. Like its cousin, Encelia californica, Acton encelia resents supplemental irrigation once established. Summer watering will shorten its life. Plant with other summer-dry natives such as ceanothus, buckwheat, buch poppies or abutilon. In its natural setting, Acton encelia is drought deciduous.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen