Hemizonia congesta ssp lutescens
"Yellow Hayfield Tarweed"

Hemizonia congesta ssp. lutescens Hemizonia congesta ssp. lutescens





This lovely California native - endemic to Sonoma & Marin Counties – is bursting with cheerful yellow flowers, perfect for adding color to any late Summer thru Fall garden. Forming a mound about 2' high & wide, the foliage of this annual plant is responsible for the distinctly delightful smell of Northern California meadows! It makes a wonderful habitat plant, since it's drought tolerant, deer resistant, snail resistant & it’s a major food source for native finches, bees & butterflies. Grows in any soil type - from rich loam to bleak serpentine soil. It will flower more profusely with a bit of Summer water. Try to avoid planting it near a path, since stems & foliage are quite gummy - but the wonderful smell that fills your yard after watering more than makes up for slightly sticky fingers!

 

 

 


-Lisa

Sun
Low water

Annual
all zones