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Chrysactinia mexicana

Damianita Daisy

Bright yellow flowers bloom from spring to fall. The evergreen foliage is highly aromatic. Makes a great groundcover that will attract loads of butterflies. Use it to line pathways or to add a colorful accent to the rock garden. Beautiful planted en masse and effective choise for erosion control.

Benefits

  • Nectar attracts native butterflies and insects
  • Exceptionally long blooming
  • Rabbit and deer resistant
  • Heat and reflective heat tolerant
  • Effective choice for erosion control
  • Very drought resistant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

After a long flowering season, lightly prune spent flowers to improve appearance.


Height
1-2 Feet

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Spread
1-2 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 6

Native Range

W. Texas and Northern Mexico; elevations 1800 to 3000ft or higher; usually found on south facing rocky slopes

Native Trivia

Brightly colored butterflies are active during the day and use their colors to attract a mate or to warn predators that they are unpleasant to eat. In contrast, moths are usually dull in color and are active at dusk or during the night.

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Songbirds
Deer Resistant
Ground cover
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Saline or alkaline
Well-drained
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer
Late Summer
Summer
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Songbird
Native Habitat
Desert
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Uses
Border
Drought tolerant
Edging
Evergreen
Fragrant
Mass plant
Rock garden
Native to
New Mexico
Texas