Chrysactinia mexicana

Damianita, also known as Chrysactinia mexicana, is a perennial herb that is native to the southwestern United States, including Arizona. This plant produces bright yellow, daisy-like flowers that are attractive to a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. Damianita is also drought-tolerant and can handle the hot, dry conditions of Arizona.

In addition to its ornamental value, Damianita can provide habitat and food for pollinators, helping to support local ecosystems. It is also relatively low-maintenance and can be used as a groundcover or planted in rock gardens, making it a great choice for adding color and texture to a pollinator garden.

Overall, Damianita is a versatile and valuable plant that can enhance the beauty and biodiversity of an Arizona pollinator garden.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: High deserts of northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado into New Mexico, west Texas and northern Chihuahua, Mexico.
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 2 feet tall and wide
Sun: Full
Watering: Moderate
Growth Rate: Slow
Soil: Well-draining soil
Temperature: Tolerant. Hardy to 0 F
Pruning: In early spring if plant gets too woody
Disease and Pests: Root rot if soil is too moist
Uses: Nectar plant for bees and butterflies


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