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Leibnitzia anandria

Leibnitzia anandria
Leibnitz daisy
No wonder I usually miss the spring bloom - the flowers appear in early April, low to the ground
Common name Leibnitz daisy
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (late spring and early fall)
Size 1' tall, 6" wide
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes average soil
From seed Easy, at room temperature. Have seen occasional self-seeding in our garden.
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly August

Interesting plant. From tidy rosettes of serrated leaves, this plant blooms twice a year. The flower buds are pink-tinged, and open to white flowers, followed by fluffy seedheads. What's odd is that the mid-summer bloom seems to proceed directly from closed bud to seedhead - no flowers. The images below show "buds" in two stages of opening.

Leibnitzia anandria
Leibnitz daisy
Leibnitzia anandria
Seedling, "flowering" in late May
Leibnitz daisy
Early August seedheads

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 '01 trade. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4-7d)
  2. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (96%G, 7-10d)
  3. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (95%G, 6-9d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (70%G, 8-19d)
  5. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 3w)
  6. Seed from '13 garden. Baggy 70F (60%G, 6-11d)
  7. Seed from '14 garden. Baggy 70F (100%G, 5-8d)

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