Views: 459, Replies: 15 » Jump to the end
Cowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioides

By frostweed
March 18, 2016

This lovely flower deserves a place of honor in every butterfly garden.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up

Name: Don Shirer
Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a)
Seed Starter
Image
DonShirer
Mar 18, 2016 5:33 AM CST
Cowpen Daisy is listed as invasive in Hawaii and other Pacific islands. Is there any danger of that in the continental U.S.?
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
Image
frostweed
Mar 18, 2016 6:30 AM CST
Not as far as I know, I have never seen it listed as an invasive.
Besides since it is a native plant it wouldn't be considered invasive even if it was super abundant,
in that case it would be considered aggressive.
I think that in tropical climates it might become aggressive since it probably won't dye back for the winter, as it does here in North America. Smiling .
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Mar 18, 2016 9:01 AM CST
" The species is considered as an intruder, which spreads over fertile land and prevents development of any other local species in the area, due to its high propagation & density. Research elucidates to an allelopathic behavior of the plant[5] which explains its advantage, or takeover, over other species." This I copied from the Wikipedia article that needs expansion. Obviously its introduction requires caution. However it is very attractive and easy care. The question of native or alien is very much a human construct. What may be native to a specific area, may not be so even in a nearby region. Its introduction could spread its distribution beyond bounds. It is considered a invasive weed in Queensland, AU. Native to the US does not mean native to your particular site within the US, so perhaps before going ahead one should check out whether one can become a non-voluntary agent of a obnoxious weed with some local agricultural extension agency. If however given those checks there doesn't seem any risk of getting out of bounds then go ahead! It is very attractive!
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Mar 18, 2016 9:26 AM CST
I found more info.( source Flora Argentina in Spanish): It is a native annual ( therefore a worthwhile wildflower in a prarie garden) in central, and northern parts of Argentina, also contiguous Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile. I suppose that it is hardly improbable for it to survive in the cold regions of Patagonia. I'm supposing that it would have naturally dispersed here. Still with its intruding capacity I would be cautious.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Mar 18, 2016 10:54 AM CST
This map shows the states in the US where the plant is native.
http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=VEEN
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
Image
frostweed
Mar 18, 2016 11:58 AM CST
Thank you Ann, that is very nice of you. Smiling Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Mar 18, 2016 12:00 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. My pleasure Josephine.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
donnabking
Mar 19, 2016 2:12 PM CST
Looks like it is native to Tennessee. I think I have seen wild flowers along the roadside that look something like these. We have so many native yellow wild flowers here in West TN. The most beautiful in my opinion is the wild rudbeckia, or black eye Susan's.
The Hooterville Hillbilly @ Hummingbird Hill
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
Image
frostweed
Mar 19, 2016 2:43 PM CST
Yes Donna, the Back Eyed Susans are very beautiful and I love them too. Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Mar 19, 2016 2:54 PM CST
Me three!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Salvias Herbs Bluebonnets Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Forum moderator Purslane Hummingbirder Cat Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
LindaTX8
Mar 19, 2016 4:07 PM CST
I enjoy them also! However, I have to plant seed and water them, otherwise they'd eventually die out. There's one place I pass by sometimes on my way to Lakehills where lots of them do flourish somehow...I don't think they have to plant seeds. They have horses. I wonder if what the horses just naturally provided over the years to what was originally just a light dusting of soil over caliche and limestone gave the Cowpen Daisy plants what they needed. In other words, fertile soil deep enough for them to survive and get the seeds going!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
[Last edited by LindaTX8 - Mar 19, 2016 4:09 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1085180 (11)
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
Image
frostweed
Mar 19, 2016 10:16 PM CST
Yes, I don't think they like to grow in caliche. Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
"They" say Zone 5, I garden for 4!
Dog Lover Daylilies
gchrismer
Mar 19, 2016 11:42 PM CST
My question re this plant - gardening in zone 4-5, do the seeds it releases make it through a cold winter? Does anyone know? I am not sure I have seen it for sale locally, which makes me wonder. Interesting that map shows it in Michigan and NY state but not Wisconsin.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
Image
frostweed
Mar 20, 2016 10:01 AM CST
I really don't know how cold hardy this plant would be, but I think it could be grown as an annual in cold climates.
Unfortunately wildflowers are not very much promoted by nurseries because they may be difficult to grow and not profitable for them. Smiling Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Texas (Zone 8a)
Passionate about Native Plants
Region: Texas Butterflies Salvias Garden Photography Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover
Birds Hummingbirder
Image
GrammaChar
Apr 4, 2016 3:00 PM CST
I, too, love this plant. Where I live (north of San Antonio) it self-seeds, but I usually have several people lined up and waiting for giveaway volunteers. The bees and butterflies like the nectar - and the deer leave it alone. It blooms profusely and requires little water. All good things in my opinion. It also serves as a larval food for the Bordered Patch butterfly!
Thumb of 2016-04-04/GrammaChar/06933d


Thumb of 2016-04-04/GrammaChar/4b4cab

GrammaChar
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
Image
frostweed
Apr 4, 2016 3:29 PM CST
Wow!! that is gorgeous, I love the Bordered Patch, thanks for the good report Smiling Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Cowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioides
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Pacific Blue Ice"