Native Range: Southern Arizona and Mexico
Sun/Shade: Prefers full sun; part shade OK
Flowers: Bright yellow-orange daisy like flowers from late October till hard freezing weather. Blooms a much lesser amount in spring. Landscape Use: Good as a background plant, shrub substitute during the growing season, or excellent trailing over a wall. Is one of the few plants that are awesome around Thanksgiving.
Container Use: Not thought of as a container plant but can do well with proper watering, fertilization and trimming.
Size: 3 feet tall and 5’ feet wide within two years.
Type: Perennial that returns faithfully after freezing weather in spring.
Deer Resistance: Very deer resistant.
Hummingbirds/Butterflies: Butterflies love it.
Drought Tolerance: Very drought tolerant but looks best with regular watering.
Soil: Not particular about soil as long as it drains well and does not remain constantly wet. Does well in rocky soil or even better with soil enhancement.
Water: Smart Watering Principle=Water well when first planted then allow to dry slightly, without wilting, then water deeply again, etc. Easy Watering Principle= Water every day the first week; every second day the second week; every third day the third week; every fourth day the fourth week; every fifth day the fifth week. A soaking rainfall should last for about two weeks worth of watering. Do not keep constantly wet.
Fertilizer: Looks even better with regular fertilization.
Maintenance Tips: A common complaint is that the plant gets too large, so make sure you have room for the 3x5 foot size since it will cover up smaller plantings in its area. Keep the plant tidier and smaller by cutting it back often. You can train it into a formal shape if you like. Stop trimming by the end of September so that you will not interfere with its awesome late fall bloom. Keep away from artificial lights such as porch lights and street lights, etc.
Rating: Rates high as a landscape plant.
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Copper Canyon Daisy
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