Information About Swan River Daisy

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Swan River Daisy Growing – Learn About Swan River Daisy Care

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

The addition of flowering plants can transform plain front or backyards into a visually stimulating garden oasis. One flower, the Swan River daisy, rewards its growers with a profusion of small, delicate blooms and a lovely subtle fragrance. Learn more in this article.

How to Grow Damianita Daisies

The Damianita daisy (Chrysactinia mexicana) is known for its ability to adapt and thrive in a variety of different gardening conditions, making it an ideal low-maintenance plant to add some color to your garden. This low-growing perennial shrub in the sunflower family sports thin green leaves with bright, fragrant yellow flowers nearly year-round and attracts butterflies and other nectar pollinators. Plus, Damianita daisies are extremely deer and drought resistant. They have a slow to moderate growth rate, often taking two or three years to reach maturity. They can be grown outdoors year-round but are best planted in early fall.

Botanical Name Chrysactinia mexicana
Common Name Damianita daisies
Plant Type Perennial
Mature Size 1–2 ft. tall, 1–2 ft. wide
Sun Exposure Full
Soil Type Well-drained
Soil pH Acidic, neutral to acidic, alkaline
Bloom Time Spring, summer, fall
Flower Color Yellow
Hardiness Zones 8, 9, 10 (USDA)
Native Area Mexico, Southwestern United States
Toxicity Non-toxic

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A very exotic-looking plant from the tropics of Brazil. Broad, glossy-green foliage is beautiful on its own but you can also count on an abundance of flowers through the growing season. Bright pink bracts surround the purple flowers resulting in a vibrant color combination. Makes a…

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