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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Anacyclus pyrethrum Accepted
Anacyclus pyrethrum var. depressus Synonym
Anacylcus depressus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 8 inches
Plant Spread: to 6 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects: Wasps.
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Tolerates foot traffic
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: reseeds itself in zone 5
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jun 3, 2013 7:18 PM

A great flower for a small place. It grows well in rocky dry places and will self seed. Would do well in a rock garden .
The plant is greyish silver with small white daises that close at night and show the pink/red color under the petals.
I have found it a bit hard to transplant because it likes dry soil and I tend to water my new transplants too much. Adding a bit of pea gravel or rock to the soil helps.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2016 seed starting for Rock Garden by CarolineScott Feb 1, 2016 10:36 AM 24
Anacyclus Pyrethrum / Mount Atlas Daisy by Aerial Nov 17, 2015 1:12 PM 0
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Please ID this plant by Cassie1943 Nov 6, 2012 9:02 PM 2
Mount Atlas Daisy (Anacyclus pyrethrum); small plant with daisy like flowers.. by bonitin Nov 22, 2011 12:23 PM 11

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