Englemann daisy seed
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ENGELMANN DAISY

Engelmannia peristenia

Summary

The Engelmann Daisy, a distinguished member of the aster family, stands out with its characteristic features, including a basal rosette of deeply lobed leaves, reduced stem leaves, and striking yellow ray and disk florets. This native perennial thrives across much of the southern plains and the western region of Oklahoma, adding a splash of color and charm to diverse landscapes.

Adapted to a range of soil types, Engelmann Daisies are commonly found in loamy soils derived from limestone as well as sandy soils. Their versatility in soil preferences further contributes to their widespread distribution and success in various habitats.

Renowned for their resilience and self-reliance, Engelmann Daisies are favored choices in landscape design. Their ability to thrive with minimal maintenance makes them valuable additions to gardens, roadside plantings, and naturalized areas. Whether in formal landscapes or wildflower meadows, these daisies bring enduring beauty and vitality to the scenery.

Beyond their ornamental value, Engelmann Daisies play a crucial role in supporting local ecosystems by providing nectar and pollen for pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. Their presence contributes to the health and biodiversity of the surrounding environment, underscoring their importance in ecological conservation efforts.

Overall, Engelmann Daisies exemplify the resilience and beauty of native flora, captivating gardeners and nature enthusiasts alike with their hearty nature and vibrant blooms. As stalwart symbols of the southern plains, they continue to inspire appreciation for the natural world and the invaluable role of native plants in sustainable landscaping practices.

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Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
5 - Midwest, 11 - South Texas, 12 - Southwest
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Temperature Zone
Warm, Cool, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Bloom Period
Spring - Early-Fall
Bloom Color
Yellow
Bloom Description

yellow ray and disk florets

Leaf Color
Green
Leaf Description

basal rosette of pinnatifid leaves

Growing Cycle
Perennial
Growth Habit
Bunch-Type
Sun Requirement
Full Sun, Partial Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Fall - Winter
Plant Depth
.25"
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
14,000
Kingdom
Plantae
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
Super Division
Spermatophyta
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
Magnoliopsida
Subclass
Asteridae
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Engelmannia
Species
Engelmannia peristenia

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 18-24 LBS/Acre

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Applications

Landscaping

Popular for landscaping, Engelmann’s Daisy easily reseeds. Drought resistant due to its deep taproot. Cutting the plant back late in the summer may promote additional blooms.

Conservation, Reclamation & Restoration

High protein content makes this cool season native popular for wildlife as it is available earlier in the year than warm season forage.

Roadside

Commonly planted for erosion control.

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