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Asteraceae

Thymophylla

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Thymophylla tenuiloba

The genus Thymophylla contains about a dozen species of bushy annuals, biennials, perennials, and subshrubs that are strongly aromatic. These plants are native to dry slopes and prairies in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America. They flower abundantly from spring to summer with yellow or orange, small, daisy-like blooms. Use as bedding, or in a container or hanging basket.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsBushy habit; strongly aromatic; abundant daisy-like flowers.

CareWell-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun.  

PropagationSeed may be sown in situ in mid- to late spring, or at 50° to 55°F indoors in mid-spring. Plant out after last frost.

ProblemsInfrequent.

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