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Chrysactinia mexicana

Chrysactinia mexicana
Blooming shoulder to shoulder with black-footed daisy, mid-March

Common name damianita
Family asteraceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers yellow (late spring-summer)
Size 12-24"
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

Shrubby evergreen perennial forming a well-branched mound with tiny needle-like aromatic leaves, covered in one-inch golden-yellow ray flowers summer. The blooms arise on upright stems, each carrying a single flower. Prune after flowering to maintain shape, and periodically remove older woody branches from the bottom.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '17 garden. Baggy 70F with light (64%G, 6-39d)

Extended germination. Seedlings are finnicky, prone to sudden death for no apparent reason.

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