Chrysactinia mexicana
Damianita Daisy

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
Damianita Daisy
Chrysactinia mexicana

Bright yellow flowers bloom from spring to fall. The evergreen foliage is highly aromatic. Makes a great groundcover that will attract loads of butterflies. Use it to line pathways or to add a colorful accent to the rock garden. Beautiful planted en masse and effective choise for erosion control.

Nectar attracts native butterflies and insects
Exceptionally long blooming
Rabbit and deer resistant
Heat and reflective heat tolerant
Effective choice for erosion control
Very drought resistant

Native Range

W. Texas and Northern Mexico; elevations 1800 to 3000ft or higher; usually found on south facing rocky slopes

Interesting Facts

Brightly colored butterflies are active during the day and use their colors to attract a mate or to warn predators that they are unpleasant to eat. In contrast, moths are usually dull in color and are active at dusk or during the night.


After a long flowering season, lightly prune spent flowers to improve appearance.

Mature Size: 1-2ft. Tall x 1-2ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 6

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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