Cowpen Daisy

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Cowpen Daisy

Verbesina encelioides
Butter Daisy
1

3 feet
1

2 feet
South-central U.S.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun. A self-seeding annual with grey-green toothed leaves and cheerful yellow flowers throughout the warm season. The flowers can be distinguished from similar daisy and sunflower species by their three-toothed rays. Cowpen daisy is drought-tolerant and not picky as to soil type; it thrives on disturbed soil, hence the name. It’s terrific plant for backgrounds and in the butterfly garden, where it reseeds enthusiastically. Trim to keep it tidy. South-central U.S.; a Texas native.

Maintenance

Carefree, but sloppy plants may benefit from cutting back occasionally during summer and after freezes.

Features

Plant Type:
Annuals
Size:
1-3' H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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