Viguiera stenoloba (Skeleton-Leaf Goldeneye)
Skeleton-leaf goldeneye is a very drought-tolerant shrubby perennial with daisy-like yellow flowers. It blooms from summer until the first frost and does best in full sun and dry sites. It needs well-draining soil.
Skeleton-leaf goldeneye appreciates supplemental water in the summer, but once established it is very drought-tolerant. It is also deer resistant. Deadhead spent flowers to keep it tidy and encourage more blooms.
Skeleton-leaf goldeneye can be used as a tall ground cover or small flowering shrub.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full to part sun|
|Bloom time||Summer, fall|
|Mature height||1.5-3 ft|
|Mature spread||2-4 ft|
|Attracts||Butterflies, bees, birds|
|Host plant||Bordered Patch butterfly|
|Notes||Needs well-draining soil.|