Calylophus berlandieri 'Butter Cream' Sun Drops



Calylophus berlandieri 'Butter Cream' is covered in pale butter-yellow blooms from spring through early summer, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Native to south central United States and northern Mexico, its natural habitat is dry rocky grasslands in full sun.   

These sun drops grow to about 12" tall and up to 2' wide, with narrow delicate green leaves that stay green all year. They thrive in containers or sunny gardens and are drought tolerant. 


  • Common Names: Sun Drops
  • Zones: 7 - 9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average, Dry
  • Height at Maturity: 12
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: June - August
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Evergreen. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

This plant must have well-draining soil to thrive. Avoid winter wet.

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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