Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower
Plant type: Annual
Plant origin: N/A, California
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam
Tolerant of Clay Soil
This cheerful desert annual is indigenous to the deserts of the south western United States, but it does remarkably well in non-desert regions as long as it is given well-draining soil and watered sparingly. It tends to die off after the first frost but may grow new plants in the spring if it sets seed on bare ground. The deep golden flower is offset beautifully by the gray, delicate leaves. Desert Marigold grows to about 2' high and 2' wide. It provides abundant color in a desert or rock garden. It makes a vibrant, colorful display when picked and used in flower arrangements. Deadheading or cutting for flowers, will spur more flowering so you will enjoy this cheery little accent over a long season.
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