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Thymophylla tenuiloba

 
Thymophylla tenuiloba
Overwintered plant in our Texas garden, late March
Dahlberg daisy
What's not to love about its tendency to self-seed in public places?

Common name Dahlberg daisy
Family asteraceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 6"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed self-seeds sparingly in our garden
Seed ripensearly October

In Pennsylvania, we ranked this among our must-have annuals. The small bushy plants, with thread-leaf foliage that is attractive all by itself, would be covered in small golden daisies through summer. After moving to Texas, we tried it again, and were pleased to find that it overwintered here, coming back into bloom by March. The plant combines well with blue annuals - we've grown it between phacelia campanularia and dracocephalum moldavicum, where it's like a yellow exclamation mark between two blobs of clear blue.

Thymophylla tenuiloba
Pennsylvania – our plants were much smaller

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: waterfall pondside

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