CHRYSACTINIA MEXICANA PDF

It is a great small shrub and very drought resistant - mine just went through 6 months of no water , and Jerusalem summers are hot and dry. It flowers in cycles and has great smelling foliage. Gets about 1 ft high. No pests or diseases I planted these from 4 inch pots in the Spring of in full-sun on a slope with western lots of afternoon sun exposure and they have thrived through several extremely dry summers with very little supplemental watering.

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It is a great small shrub and very drought resistant - mine just went through 6 months of no water , and Jerusalem summers are hot and dry. It flowers in cycles and has great smelling foliage. Gets about 1 ft high. No pests or diseases I planted these from 4 inch pots in the Spring of in full-sun on a slope with western lots of afternoon sun exposure and they have thrived through several extremely dry summers with very little supplemental watering. They are low-growing about 1' and spread out to maybe 2' across.

They bloom profusely in early March with lovely yellow blossoms all over. I have had them re-bloom if we have a rainy period usually in the fall. They are evergreen with dark-green foliage. Excellent for the front of a bed. This year for the first time mine have reseeded but not profusely and just nearby. Sounds like they are more prone to r I dug my first small plant up out of a crack in a concrete parking lot by a Hispanic church with a car-key.

It was a volunteer growing in the blazing sun but this was right after a rain. The place was planted all in Texas natives and I agree with Marasi, it will grow in hard difficult conditions as she says. Mine is now a good sized mature plant and I have lots of seedlings in various sizes. The smell is fabulous. It looks good in or out of bloom. This plant grows in solid hard white chalky caliche wagon road naturally and spreads.

A plant doesn't get much tougher than that. It will probably grow in solid schist or decomposed granite. The smell is beyond heavenly, especially during an Ice Storm. Following a wet late winter, the hills erupt in yellow in early spring. It is easy to germinate but it is a slow grower. It is a good companion plant for cactus and prickly pear. I want more, always more. Damianita daisy Chrysactinia mexicana has performed outstandingly well in my yard as a low border plant in well drained soil, full sun and a very hot location.

It has tended to lean over at times cats after butterflies may be a factor. I pruned mine back in the spring last year and it became very dense with lots and lots of blooms. It has been thriving in severe drought conditions with occasional supplemental water. Do not water from above.

One of the best low growing plants for areas that have extreme heat, good drainage and little rainfall. Love it. This plant is native to the Hill Country area where I live. It's drought-tolerant, available at some nurseries and is just beautiful when it blooms! The foliage is fragrant crush a leaf to get the full effect.

I've have it growing naturally on the hillside above my house and from time to time transplant a couple in my yard for close-up enjoyment. It has to be moved very carefully, will die if it isn't done just right. Mine are less than a foot tall. I assume it needs good drainage and thrives on full sun and an occasional watering when rain doesn't come, but don't overdo it with established plants. Chrysactinia Species, Damianita Daisy Chrysactinia mexicana. Gardeners' Notes: 6.

Post a comment about this plant. Popular Plants. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden. Asteraceae ass-ter-AY-see-ee Info. Chrysactinia kris-ak-TIN-ee-uh Info. On Oct 7, , shmuel from Jerusalem, Israel wrote: It is a great small shrub and very drought resistant - mine just went through 6 months of no water , and Jerusalem summers are hot and dry. Can anyone help me? On Jan 6, , shindagger from Oklahoma City, OK wrote: I dug my first small plant up out of a crack in a concrete parking lot by a Hispanic church with a car-key.

On Dec 1, , marasri from Dripping Springs, TX wrote: This plant grows in solid hard white chalky caliche wagon road naturally and spreads. On Jan 15, , htop from San Antonio, TX Zone 8b wrote: Damianita daisy Chrysactinia mexicana has performed outstandingly well in my yard as a low border plant in well drained soil, full sun and a very hot location.

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Chrysactinia Species, Damianita Daisy

Noted for its drought tolerance and wonderfully aromatic foliage, Chrysactinia mexicana Damianita is a showy evergreen shrub forming a low, bushy mound of aromatic, narrow, needle-like, dark green leaves. Blooming profusely in spring and fall, then on and off during the high summer heat, attractive golden yellow daisies, 1 in. Borne singly at the top of slender stems, the flower heads feature 8 narrow rays surrounding a small yellow central disk. Tough, heat, cold and drought tolerant, Damianita creates a brilliant, yellow carpet when massed. An excellent border plant, it is also very useful as a ground cover for erosion control on slopes and terrific in desert or rock gardens.

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Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix, Arizona and California. Back to Plant List. Description Form: Low shrub. Leaf retention: Evergreen. Growth rate: Slow.

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