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ANACYCLUS pyrethrum

Image of Anacyclus pyrethrum

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ANACYCLUS pyrethrum

Plant Common Name

Alexander's Foot

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Commonly called Mount Alto daisy, Anacyclus pyrethrum is a low growing perenial taht has a daisy like flower with yellow centers and petals that are white on the front and red on the back. It blooms in mid-summer. Its ferny foliage has a silver cast. Native to the Mediterean region, this daisy needs good drainage and full sun. It will tolerate drought conditions, but does not like humidity. Mount Alto daisy may die during extremely cold winters. Use as edging or in the front of a perennial border.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    0"-0" / 0.0cm - 0.0cm (1)

  • Width

    0"-0" / 0.0cm - 0.0cm (4)

  • Bloom Time

    Summer

  • Native To

    Mediterranean, Northern Africa

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No