One of those reliable, late-season bloomers found in Coastal Sage Scrub, Saw-Toothed Goldenbush forms a pollinator-sustaining triad with its fellow Asteraceae family members Brickell Bush (Brickelia californica) and Menzies’ Goldenbush (Isocoma menzesii).
Saw-Toothed Goldenbush’s small, spiky flowers may be less than showy, but they have real staying power, providing a prolonged splash of bright yellow in your garden from late summer through the end of fall, a time when there isn’t much else in bloom. Aside from the aforementioned pollinator boost, however, we plant Hazardia squarrosa var. grindelioides in the LANPS garden more for its toothy, evergreen leaves and relatively compact, upright form, as well as its association with many of our favorite hiking trails in the nearby Verdugo Mountains.
Plant Saw-Toothed Goldenbush in full sun with fast draining soil and prepare to water it approximately never.