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Dahlberg daisy

Thymophylla tenuiloba

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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 CharacteristicsThymophylla 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. 

CareProvide well-drained soil in full sun. This plant needs little water once established. 

PropagationIn mid-spring, sow seed in situ or start earlier indoors.


  • Genus : Thymophylla
  • Zones : 11
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Foliage, Self Seeds, Showy Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Bloom Time : Late Summer, Summer
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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