Straggler Daisy, Rosemary Grass, Lawnflower, Hierba del caballo
Texas, Mexico, Central America
- Central Texas
- Full Shade
- Part Sun/Shade
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.
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.
6-10" H, 1-2' W
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November