ENGELMANNIA peristenia (Engelmann Daisy) is a perennial flowering plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is native to the central and southwestern regions of the United States, including Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
Appearance: Engelmann Daisy typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 centimeters). It has thin, wiry stems and deeply cut, lobed leaves that give it a delicate and feathery appearance. The flowers are bright yellow with a brownish-yellow central disk and have a daisy-like shape. They bloom in clusters at the top of the stems.
Blooming period: This species usually blooms from late spring to early summer, typically from May to June. The flowers are attractive to pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.
Habitat and cultivation: Engelmann Daisy is adapted to dry, sandy, or rocky soils and thrives in full sun. It is commonly found in prairies, open woodlands, and along roadsides. In cultivation, it is suitable for xeriscapes, native plant gardens, and wildflower meadows. It is a drought-tolerant plant and requires minimal water once established.
Garden and landscape use: Engelmann Daisy is a popular choice for water-wise and low-maintenance gardens. Its bright yellow flowers add cheerful color to the landscape. It can be used as a border plant, in rock gardens, or as a focal point in the garden. It also pairs well with other native prairie plants.
Medicinal and herbal uses: While Engelmann Daisy is primarily grown as an ornamental plant, it is not widely known for its medicinal uses. Traditional uses of the plant in herbal medicine are limited. It's always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or herbalist for accurate information regarding the medicinal properties and uses of plants.
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Scientific Name: Engelmannia Peristenia
Common Name: Engelmann Daisy
Plant Type: Perennials
Native Range: North America
Full Growth Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 5 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Spring (Early, Mid, Late), Summer (Early, Mid, Late), Fall
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Flower: Showy, Cut Flowers, 8 Petals
Flower Color: Yellow
Resistant: Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Well-drained, Chalk, Loam, Sand, Clay
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Garden Uses: Beds and Borders, Cottage Prairies, Meadows, Informal Gardens