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.
|Mount Atlas daisy
|well-drained soil, drought-tolerant
|germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Portrait of the daisy as a young plant
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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|Dec 13, 2005
|Planted this lovely little flower in my rock garden.After two years,it was starting to spread but in the following year,we had an unusual amount of rain in June that drown it. Luckily,I saved some seeds and hope to get them to germinate.
|Jul 17, 2012
|I've had this plant (more than once) and it is absolutely adorable, but I can NOT seem to maintain it. It was planted in a rockery in full sun, in well draining soil...if anybody has tips on how to keep Mount Atlas Daisy going, I'd be very interested!!!
I've had the same experience, and would likewise appreciate pointers on increasing this little plant's longevity.
- Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 70F (18%G, 5d). Possibly misidentified which particles were seeds
- Same seed as above (arrowhead-shaped). Baggy 70F (100%G, 3-8d)
- Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (94%G, 4-6d)
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