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Venegasia carpesioides, Canyon Sunflower
Venegasia carpesioides, Canyon Sunflower

Venegasia carpesioides, Canyon Sunflower

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Venegasia carpesioides, Canyon Sunflower

A shrubby bush that can reach a height of five feet tall.  Yellow flowers bloom in the summer.  This plant is very versatile and can be used for bank stabilization.  

it is best to prune before new growth in the late fall and winter.  If your plant is established you can cut the plant back hard to stubs no shorter than 8” long.  You can also cut back half of the stems hard and lightly head back others.  If the plant is cut back too hard it might not resprout.  If you don’t cut the plant back it might look rangy after one to two years.

- Full sun, part shade, full shade

- Regular moisture

- Attracts bees and birds

- Deer resistant

- Native to California