Horseherb

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Horseherb

Calyptocarpus vialis
Straggler Daisy, Rosemary Grass, Lawnflower, Hierba del caballo
6

10 inches
1

2 feet
Texas, Mexico, Central America
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low

About This Plant

Shade or sun. Deciduous, forming a soft mat-like groundcover that often outperforms turfgrass in shade, with the bonus of prolific yellow blooms during the warm season. Many lawns on the north side are composed entirely of horseherb, the grass having faded long ago. A truly underutilized super-plant, horseherb grows low, tolerates foot traffic and mowing, and needs no sprinklers. Many of its admirers prefer it to any turf grass. Horseherb is now being sold at a few nurseries around San Antonio. It’s common in any suburban landscape, especially in shaded grass around live oaks.

Maintenance

None required. Mow as needed; tolerates moderate foot traffic. Although it may fade a bit during summer scorch (July-Sept) it bursts back to life after the first significant rainfall.

Features

Plant Type:
Groundcover
Size:
6-10" H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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