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Anacyclus pyrethrum

Anacyclus pyrethrum
Mount Atlas daisy
Synonym(s) Anacyclus depressus
Common name Mount Atlas daisy
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4)
Flowers white (spring)
Size 3"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil, drought-tolerant
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Gray-green ferny foliage forms a low mat - then in mid to late May, a profusion of yellow-and-white daisy appear. They open from red-tipped buds, and when they are only partly open, the red undersides of the petals make for a pretty color combination.

Anacyclus pyrethrum
Mount Atlas daisy
Portrait of the daisy as a young plant
Anacyclus pyrethrum

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 70F (18%G, 5d). Possibly misidentified which particles were seeds
  2. Same seed as above (arrowhead-shaped). Baggy 70F (100%G, 3-8d)
  3. Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (94%G, 4-6d)

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