Yellowtop
Flaveria linearis

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Flaveria (fla-VER-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: linearis (lin-AIR-iss) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

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

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida

Fort Pierce, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Largo, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Osprey, Florida

Punta Gorda, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 19, 2009, concretephil from Osprey, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love this plant. It's a tough, no care native that thrives on neglect. I have it planted in pure sand, no irrigation and in 8+ hours of sun each day-the hottest place in my yard.

It spread by seed and runners. To collect seeds, let them dry on the plants, put them in a large paper grocery bag, upside down, in the garage, let continue to dry until you can shake the seeds from the heads. Sow them immediately or store in a zip type bag and sow them later.

In the spring, early summer you can also cut the runner between a mautre plant and a new plant, dig up the entire plant and immediately put it in a pot with moist potting soil, keep moist until you see new growth, plant them in a sunny place, water in well and walk away-that's it, no muss no fuss.
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