Bring a little sunshine into your life by planting Oregon sunshine! This drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, easy-going perennial is easy to grow if not “loved to death” with too much water. Sharp drainage is a must. Clumps of deeply lobed, grayish-green leaves on 1′-2′ stems are topped by bright, 1″-2″ cheerful yellow daisy-like flowers. Blooms May-July, depending on elevation. Oregon sunshine is a widespread plant in the aster family that is a larval host plant for the painted lady butterfly. It attracts native bees, beetles, pollinating flies, moths, and butterflies. Great for rock gardens, pollinator gardens or ornamental native plant gardens. Oregon sunshine is also a “work horse” species when seeded into habitat restoration project areas due to it’s good germination, quick establishment, and competition with non-native annual grasses. Oregon sunshine is also referred to as wooly sunflower.
Seed Germination Instructions
30-60 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall to late winter.