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Encelia actoni

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Species Name: Encelia actonii
Common Name: Acton Encelia

Pretty yellow sunflowers stand out against light gray-green foliage. Handles cold, sun, wind. Stems are more slender and delicate than other Encelia species.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Low, compact shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring and summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Colorado and Mojave deserts; Owens and Death valleys, Northern Baja
Natural Habitat: Open areas, rocky slopes, roadsides 2400-5000'

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