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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Desert Baileya, Wild Marigold, Paper Daisy
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 18 in to 24 in
Spacing: 6 in to 9 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 63000
This beauty thrives in the deserts of the Southwest, throwing a carpet of color over stony, dry, and sandy areas that usually discourage growth. The fine hairs on the foliage serve the important purpose of reflecting heat and the brightest rays of the sun, controlling the temperature of the leaves. Though the foliage is attractive enough to stand on its own, the brilliant yellow flowers bloom practically all season long. This plant’s drought tolerance and long lasting blossoms have made it valuable in desert landscaping, though its toxic foliage makes it unsuitable for pastures. The name “marigold” is derived from “Mary’s Gold,” a tribute to the virgin Mary. The Latin genus name “Baileya” refers to 19th century botanist and chemist Jacob Whitman Bailey, honored for his work in microscopic organisms.
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