The genus Sanvitalia includes seven or so species of annuals and perennials with a creeping or spreading growth habit. They are native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico and are grown for their bright yellow, orange, or white flowers that resemble daisies or small sunflowers. They can be grown as groundcover in a bed or border, in a rock garden, or in containers or hanging baskets.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsDaisy-like flowers on creeping or spreading plants.
CareGrow in full sun and moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is well-drained.
PropagationSow seeds where they are to grow in spring or fall.