Also known as Tickseed. Plants form a low mound of leathery green leaves, bearing many upright stems of large golden-yellow semi-double daisy flowers for many weeks, starting in early summer. Removing faded flowers regularly will encourage blooming to continue into the fall. This is a medium-sized selection that will not get overly tall or floppy. Plants are easily divided in early spring, and this should be done every 2 to 3 years. Tolerant of hot, humid summer climates. Excellent for borders, as well as in containers. Attractive to butterflies. Species is native to the southern USA.
- Flower Colour - Yellow
- Blooming Time - Early Summer thru Early Fall
- Foliage Color - Deep Green
- Flower Head Size - Medium
- Height - 45-60 cm / 18-23 inches
- Spread - 25-30 cm / 10-12 inches
- Foot Traffic - None
- Growth Rate - Medium
- Sun Exposure - Full Sun
- Soil Type - Normal, Sandy or Clay
- Soil pH - Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
- Soil Moisture - Average or Moist
- USDA Zone- 4-9
- Spacing - 12"
- Care Level - Easy
- Water the young plants, giving them half an inch of water twice a week for two to four weeks until they are established. After this point, they only need water during prolonged dry periods.
- Deadhead the flowers every day while they are blooming. This will keep the plants blooming throughout the summer. Cut the plants back in midsummer if they become leggy.
- Cut the plants back almost entirely to the ground in the late summer or early fall.
- Divide the plants every three years in the early spring to promote new growth and to further harden the plant against cold temperatures.
- Accent: Good Texture/Form
- Attracts Butterflies
- Cut Flower
- Deer Resistant
- Rabbit Resistant