Helianthus bolanderi
"Serpentine Sunflower"

Helianthus bolanderi"Serpentine Sunflower" Helianthus bolanderi"Serpentine Sunflower"

So rare, so charming and SO eager to bloom! I’m smitten with this sunflower native to California and Southern Oregon. With a shorter, chubby, 3’ tall x 30” around dense habit, it’s easy to place in the garden – like, right up front! Loaded with 2” flowers sporting an extra-large central disc, the flowers are displayed all the way to the base of the plant – cool! Blooms for months from Spring to late Summer. Tolerates poor to average soil, even serpentine, and goes nuts in compost-enhanced soil, as shown here. Self-sows! A true magnet for bees, butterflies and other pollinators, plus adorable cut flowers! Deer resistant!


Full Sun
Low/Avg. water

CA Native Annual
All Zones