Baileya multiradiata

Desert Marigold

Plant family: Asteraceae - Sunflower


Plant type: Annual

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Orange, Yellow
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 0-1 feet, 1-2 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

This cheerful desert annual is indigenous to the deserts of the south western United States, but it does remarkably well in non-desert regions as long as it is given well-draining soil and watered sparingly. It tends to die off after the first frost but may grow new plants in the spring if it sets seed on bare ground. The deep golden flower is offset beautifully by the gray, delicate leaves. Desert Marigold grows to about 2' high and 2' wide. It provides abundant color in a desert or rock garden. It makes a vibrant, colorful display when picked and used in flower arrangements. Deadheading or cutting for flowers, will spur more flowering so you will enjoy this cheery little accent over a long season.

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Su, This is the only Desert Marigold that has taken for me in my Colorado garden. This is its 2nd year. It never quite dies over the Winter, always showing a trace of woolly leaves. It is planted along a simulated hillside wash of sand, squeegee, pea gravel and cobbles. I'm hoping it will naturalize. Lawrence

Posed by: Green , on Sep 1 2019 6:37PM