Dahlberg daisy

Thymophylla tenuiloba

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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Dahlberg daisy (Thymophylla tenuiloba)
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Synonyms:  Dyssodia tenuiloba
Genus:  Thymophylla
This fragrant annual is covered with delicate, daisy-like yellow blossoms in July and August. It is best grown as a groundcover, between paving stones, or in a rock garden. It has needle-like, almost ferny leaves and grows to 1 foot tall and wide.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Thymophylla is a small group of annuals, biennials, and perennials is native to the dry hillsides and prairies of North and Central America. Plants bear masses of small, daisy-like flowers in yellow or orange, from spring to summer. 
Care:  Provide well-drained soil in full sun. This plant needs little water once established. 
Propagation:  In mid-spring, sow seed in situ or start earlier indoors.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Foliage,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Roadside,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden,
Desert Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Annuals

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