Lasthenia Species, Goldfields

Lasthenia californica

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lasthenia (las-THEN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: californica (kal-ih-FOR-nik-uh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Orange/Apricot

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (yellow-orange)

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

San Diego, California

Keystone Heights, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 13, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A small slender annual with reddish stems and a golden yellow flower head that tops each branch.

Seen in open fields and along slopes at low elevations from southwestern Oregon to central Arizona and into Baja California.

In open areas with poor soil, where there is very little grass, this plant will form dense carpets with the golden flowers if there is ample moisture.

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