Scrophularia californica

Scrophularia californica

bee plant



  • Hardy perennial growing 2 to 5 feet tall in full sun or partial shade
  • Flowers range from pastel pink or yellow to flame colored
  • They attract small native bees and other insects
  • Foliage is a favorite of the Checkerspot butterfly larvae
  • Spreads by seed and by shallow rooted rhizomes
  • Plant is a wonderful filler for semi-shaded spots and is a favorite of butterfly gardeners and creek restorers
  • Found in all sections

Bay Hills, Chabot RP, East Bay, Huckleberry RP, Mt. Diablo, Redwood RP, Shell Ridge, Sibley RP, Tilden RP, Wildcat RP


1 gallon

bloom season Apr
pollinators Bees
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Coastal scrub
growth habit Creeping
dormancy Evergreen
sun Full Sun
soil Good
habitat Grassland
pollinators Hummingbirds
bloom season Jul
bloom season Jun
water Low
bloom season Mar
bloom season May
habitat Mixed evergreens
water Mod
soil Moderate
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
flower color Red
soil Well-drained

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