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Engelmann's Daisy Engelmannia peristenia

Previously known as:

  • Engelmannia pinnatifida
Phonetic Spelling
en-gel-MAN-ee-uh pair-ih-STEEN-ee-uh
Description

Engelmann's Daisy is a perennial with showy yellow flowers and stout stems that give it an upright habit.  It is found along roadsides and can be quite drought resistant.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Mixed Perennial Border
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bergheim'
    Deep yellow flowers
'Bergheim'
Tags:
#showy flowers#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#meadow#long bloom time#late spring flowers#early spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#mid-spring flowers#early summer flowers#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#wildlife plants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Bergheim'
    Deep yellow flowers
'Bergheim'
Tags:
#showy flowers#drought tolerant#yellow flowers#meadow#long bloom time#late spring flowers#early spring flowers#mid-summer flowers#mid-spring flowers#early summer flowers#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#wildlife plants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Engelmannia
    Species:
    peristenia
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central U.S.A. to Mexico
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds enjoy the seeds.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Rounded
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    8 petaled yellow flowers 1-1 1/2" across early spring through mid-summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Toothed mostly basal leaves form a clump
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stout and erect
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heat