Oregon Sunshine

Oregon Sunshine is also commonly referred to as Wooly Sunflower, or Golden Yarrow. This golden flower can be found upland, typically in sandy or well-drained gravel soil. Dry, open habitats below 10,000 feet provide another common home to this flower. Oregon Sunshine will grow to be long and leggy, and will need to be managed and cut back when it strains to stay standing. It can be found growing in southern British Columbia, east of the Cascade Mountains, in the Sierra Nevada’s, around western Montana, southeastern Idaho, northeastern Nevada, and even as far south as southern California. It is a low growing flower that will bloom between May and August. Drought tolerant and long lasting, this perennial will manage to find its niche in an area and stay there. Outdoor fall planting in the Northwest will yield the best results. Most Oregon native flowers need cold weather to help spur them out of the ground. Patience when growing this flower is necessary, some natives take longer to get out of the ground and may take up to three years to become fully established.

  • Common Name: Oregon Sunshine
  • Latin Name: Eriophyllum lanatum
  • Type: Native Flower
  • Color: yellow
  • Cycle: Perennial
  • Origin: Native
  • Height: 12-24"
  • Bloom Season: Spring-Summer
  • Seeds Per Pound: 2,000,000
  • Seeding Rate: 1

*Planting and Bloom Season. Please remember that Planting and Bloom seasons will differ for each variety depending on the location and climate conditions where they are being planted. Please refer to the USDA Plant Hardiness Map provided in our FAQ section for specifics on how to determine the best time of year to plant for your specific situation. The information provided below is based on experienced agricultural practices throughout the Willamette Valley of Oregon and is applicable to Zones 7-10 only.