Botanical Name: Calylophus hartwegii fendleri
Common Name: Fendler's Sundrops  
Plant photo of: Calylophus hartwegii fendleri
Previous Photo     Next Photo
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1', 1-3'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Multi-trunk Tree, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Woody perennial shrub/groundcover 1.5' tall by 3' wide. Creamy yellow 1" flowers spring thru fall, summer blooming will drop off. Evergreen low desert but hard frost will die back to ground. Spreads by rhizomes. Can do well in containers. Full Sun or some shade. Prefers good drainage. Leaves are narrow. Cut back periodically to regenerate growth & flowers. Flowers open morning yellow turning orange & pink as they die. Tx.,NM,Az,Mx 4500-7000' grasslands and mtns.
Root Hardy 0f