Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm) 15-18 in. (38-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) 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) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Bright Yellow
Bloom Time: Mid Spring
Foliage: Herbaceous Blue-Green
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On May 18, 2010, RxAngel from Stratford, TX (Zone 6b) wrote:
I have started some of these in my experimental wildflower bed. Follow its progress in my DG Journal and Blog.
It is native to this area and is usually found along the roadside, as either the land is grazed or cultivated otherwise. Livestock do graze this, and like the comment before mine, are responsible for its disapearance.
Its petals curl under during periods of extreme heat, but right now (May) they are straight and erect. It blooms in May, June, July, and August, and therefore if planted very close together would provide color all summer long.
On Oct 21, 2004, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Engelmann daisy is a lovely perennial that blooms for a long period of time.
This plant is readily eaten by livestock and has dissapeared from much of its former rage. The genus honors George Engelmann a German-American botanist who classified many new Western species.
I have only one plant in my wildflower garden but I enjoy it very much.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Burr Ridge, Illinois Rolla, Kansas Enid, Oklahoma Austin, Texas Crawford, Texas (2 reports) Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Hondo, Texas Lake Worth, Texas Linden, Texas Orange, Texas Runge, Texas San Antonio, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas White Settlement, Texas