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Brittlebush
BRITTLEBUSH
Encelia farinosa

Brittlebush works well in the landscape as an accent plant to brighter colored species such as Autumn Sage or Red Bird of Paradise. The flower stamens exude a fragrant resin that was used by Spanish settlers as an incense, and the leaves and stems were used by Native Americans as a tea for arthritis.

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Shrubs
Hardiness: 15˚F
Water: Very Low
Sun Exposure: Full
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Moderate
Average Size: 3’ H × 4’ W
Coverage: 13 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color: Silver/Blue-green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: January to May
Fruit: Inconspicuous
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: No
Allergies: Mildly allergenic
To avoid a shaggy look, severely prune Brittlebush to near ground level in later May. Vigor and size are highly dependent on water availability, and Brittlebush might die back to ground level during mid summer if no irrigation is provided.