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Sundrops (Calylophus)

Calylophus drummondianus
SKU: HC018177
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Calylophus drummondianus (Sundrops) is a sun-loving, waterwise, low-growing native perennial. The finely textured evergreen foliage is gracefully dissected, giving it a delicate look. It’s low-growing, but will spread wide. Some like it hot, and this tough, resilient perennial is covered in brilliant yellow flowers during the heat of summer. Sundrops attract pollinators with long-blooming flowers in hot, sunny gardens.
key features
Botanical Name
Calylophus drummondianus
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Groundcover, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
18" tall
Bloom Time
Spring to fall


Calylophus drummondianus (Sundrops) is a native perennial with a wide range, from the Great Plains to southern Canada to northern Mexico. It spreads wide, and is especially lovely grown along walls, in containers, or in rock gardens where it can drape over edges. It attracts butterflies and combines nicely with Lavender, Salvia, Verbena, and Agave. Once established, this plant is very drought tolerant.