Tough plant with a long blooming season – looks similar to a Desert Marigold, but is longer-lived and has green leaves.
Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: Dry, rocky slopes and hills from 3500 to 6500’ elevation across western United States and into Saskatchewan, many recognized clinal variants
Size: 10″ high x 12″ wide
Watering: Regular supplemental irrigation
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well drained soil preferred
Temperature: Hardy to 10 F, but struggles above 105 F.
Disease and Pests: Root rot in poorly drained soils
Uses: Nectar plant, seeds provide food for birds
Notes: Flowers are most prolific during winter and spring.
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