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Chrysactinia mexicana (Damianita)

Chrysactinia mexicana
Damianita, Hierba de San Nicolas, False Damiana, Mariola, Romerillo, Garanona, San Nicolas, Calanca, Yeyepaxtle

Damianita is native to the Southwest at elevations from 2000 to 7000 feet. This small evergreen shrub has fragrant, bright green needlelike foliage. It blooms heavily in the fall and spring with golden daisy-like flowers. This tough, durable plant tolerates heat, cold, full sun and reflected heat exposures, but needs well-drained soil. Over time, this plant can become woody, and light shearing in the early spring will remove old flower heads and encourage new growth.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 24" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Tolerance Cold, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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