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Chryopsis mariana

Previously known as:

  • Heterotheca mariana
Phonetic Spelling
kris-OP-sis mar-ee-AH-nuh
Description

Chryopsis mariana is a short-lived perennial native to open fields, open woods, and roadsides with sandy soils. Prefers full sun and good drainage but medium moist soils.  This plant is low maintenance and naturalizes well.

It flowers in the late summer well into the fall providing long-season interest and provides delicate texture with its daisy-like appearance. It attracts butterflies, bees and pollinators which keeps nature right outside your back door.  Great for use in a border, rock garden or meadow.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Occasionally suffers from mildew, otherwise no serious problems.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#showy flowers#yellow#drought tolerant#fall flowers#perennial#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#nectar plant#low maintenance#fall interest#meadow#summer flowers#rock garden#delicate#open fields#silky stems#late bloom#woodland#naturalizes#borders#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#showy flowers#yellow#drought tolerant#fall flowers#perennial#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#nectar plant#low maintenance#fall interest#meadow#summer flowers#rock garden#delicate#open fields#silky stems#late bloom#woodland#naturalizes#borders#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chryopsis
    Species:
    mariana
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    US, Maryland
    Distribution:
    Southeastern US, from NY to OH and down to TX
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts butterflies, bees, and pollinators
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 5 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    Red-brown achenes
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Upright silky stems support clusters of bright yellow, one-inch diameter flowers with 13-21 rays appear late summer to fall. Each flower has lanceolate sicky flower bracts.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Velvety
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Oblanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Basal wholly leaves 2-6” long and to 1 3/8” wide with entire or dentate margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Upright silky stems support clusters of bright yellow, one inch diameter flowers.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought