Short lived perennial native blooms throughout the year and provides nectar for 40 bee species. Top Keystone plant in Southern Semi-Arid Highlands region.
Size: 2′ tall and wide
Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: Southwestern North America, from southeast CA, AZ, and southwest UT, east to TX
Family: Asters (Asteraceae)
Sun: Full Sun
Watering: Minimal, supplemental watering
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil: Prefers well drained soils, but does well in our Phoenix soil
Temperature: Tolerates light frost, fades in Phoenix summer heat
Disease and Pests: Crown rot if soil is kept too wet
Uses: Nectar plant. Host for Dainty Sulphur butterfly. Special value to native bees.
Notes: Makes good cut flowers. Reseeds readily. Birds love the seeds. Special value to native bees.
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