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ANACYCLUS pyrethrum var. depressus
Mount Atlas Daisy
Mount Atlas daisy is a cute, short-lived, alpine perennial that cheerfully opens white-petaled, daisy-like flowers in summer. The flowers close at dusk and reopen in the morning on this mat-like ground cover from the mountainous northwestern corner of Africa. The grayish green feathery foliage is beautiful in morning light, and is a perfect backdrop to the closed flowerheads showing the red side of their petals.
Mt. Atlas daisy is an excellent plant for gritty, well drained soils in full sun. It is perfect for beds that are next to gravel pathways or among rocks. The plant will reseed itself and form a low mat of leaves and glowing late spring flowers. Too much humidity or rainfall will cause plant rot, and very cold or excessively wet winters may kill this alpine plant.
8 - 1
3 - 8
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
1"-2" / 2.5cm - 5.1cm
3"-4" / 7.6cm - 10.2cm
Early Summer, Summer
Mediterranean, Northern Africa
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Alpine, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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