Hardiness: USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Bloom Color: Pale Pink Pink Violet/Lavender White/Near White
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer
Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is resistant to deer
Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
On Mar 23, 2013, kbavouset from West Covina, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I do love that this plant is almost always blooming however, it spreads like a weed so it takes a lot of maintenance to keep in in place. Even if I pull all of it out it comes right back so I suppose I will let it stay there forever. The flowers bring a smile to my face every time I look at it.
I grow it in a raised flowerbed on the North side of a tall fence. This year I plan on planting some on the West facing side of the house to see if it will grow there with the same profusion as I have a problem with that bed.
On Apr 17, 2012, Twoflowers from Martinez, CA wrote:
Bright mass of flowers, make me smile: blooms almost constantly, easy to grow, drought tolerant, part shade or sun. It makes me look like I know what I am doing in the garden. Seeds itself and has taken up residence in spots all over our yard. I realize that might be a negative to some gardeners. My garden is the northern face of a hill in Martinez, CA (sunset zone 17).
The plant is reportedly a native of Mexico.
On Aug 31, 2003, pleb from Plymouth, United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:
Around Plymouth, England, this little daisy-like plant has made itself at home. Masses of plants are frequently to be found growing on walls looking quite attractive.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Bayview, California Berkeley, California Carmichael, California Castro Valley, California Clovis, California Davis, California (2 reports) Manteca, California Martinez, California (2 reports) Merced, California North Fork, California Oakland, California Richmond, California San Leandro, California Santa Rosa, California Simi Valley, California West Covina, California Yorba Linda, California Cleveland, Florida Lake Lorraine, Florida Pensacola, Florida Brunswick, Georgia Monmouth, Oregon Medina, Texas San Antonio, Texas Charlottesville, Virginia Fircrest, Washington Port Angeles, Washington Seattle, Washington Union, Washington