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PlantFiles: Criss-Cross, Palm Springs Daisy, Golden Crown
Cladanthus arabicus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cladanthus (kluh-DAN-thus) (Info)
Species: arabicus (a-RAB-ih-kus) (Info)


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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us


No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral MN_Darren On Aug 11, 2004, MN_Darren from Saint Paul, MN wrote:

They are very easy to grow from seed. In zone 4 they are not hardy, but they are annuals anyway. The seeds can be planted very early in spring. I plant them at the equinox and they usually sprout in April and are blooming by early June. They do reseed well in cold climates. The seedlings have long, skinny, cylindrical, fleshy leaves that are very easy to recognize. I grow a large mass of them on the strip of lawn between the street and my sidewalk in an urban residential area. They aren't water demanding, but I water them frequently in Spring to get them going. The only complaint I have is that they tend to get a bit shabby looking by late summer. They look best through June.

Neutral Sis On Aug 11, 2001, Sis wrote:

Criss-Cross developes a mound of feathery gray foliage topped with lemon-yellow,daisy-like 2"flowers.

Great for containers as well as beds in full sun.


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

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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