Pronounciation: Le-u-CAN-the-mum pa-lu-DOS-um
Sunset All (as annual)
USDA All (as annual)
Landscape Use: Formal mesic gardens, border accent, edging plant, butterfly gardens, container gardens.
Form & Character: Formal, free flowering, low and mounding like a miniature Shasta daisy.
Growth Habit: Cool season annual, 1 to 2 feet in height with equal spread, compact and densely branched. In coastal maritime climates (Sunset zones 15-17, 22-24) will live 2 to 3 years.
Foliage/Texture: Foliage deeply pinntified and succulent, medium green; medium fine texture.
Flowers & Fruits: White perfect ray flowers with yellow centers, 1 to 1 1/2 inches across, fruit inconspicuous.
Seasonal Color: White during winter and spring in Phoenix.
Temperature: Best from 30o to 90o.F
Light: Full sun for best compact growth.
Soil: Light yet moist, organic, well drained.
Pruning: Minimal, remove spent flowers to extend blooming period.
Propagation: Easy from seed, germinates in 7 to 14 days at 70-80oF.
Disease and pests: Relatively disease and pest free, easy to culture as long as soil is cultivated and well drained.
Additional comments: Popular formal edging plant for formal mesic gardens to informal oasis gardens. Great for nostalgic gardens. Also, great for contemporary landscapes that are space limited. This is not a plant for 'desert' landscape plantings. In the right mesic spot though, it's nice!