General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: to 2 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Gold Leaf Tansy

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  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Oct 23, 2013 8:48 AM concerning plant:
    Bright golden fern leaf foliage with yellow button daisies. This will spread out nicely if kept weeded. Repels insects.
  • Posted by crittergarden (Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2014 1:15 PM concerning plant:
    Self sows and also spreads underground by rhizomes.
  • Posted by Trish (Grapevine, TX - Zone 8a) on Apr 22, 2022 9:54 AM concerning plant:
    The highly aromatic lacy or fernlike, 2- to 6-inch-long chartreuse leaves grow along main stems that can reach 4 feet tall, but usually top out around 2 to 3 feet. The plant grows in a gradually expanding clump, so you can control its width. Petalless, buttonlike flowers that are 3/8 to 1/2 inch in diameter cover the plant in late summer into fall with large, flat-topped clusters.

    'Isla Gold' is hardy to -30 oF, or USDA Zone 4. It will grow well throughout the dry West, even in zones 9 and 10, but does languish in the heat and humidity of southern zones 8 through 10. Grow in full sun in ordinary to dry soil. Cut back in July to refresh leaves if you don't care about the flowers. Use a spade to cut through and divide the clump in either spring or fall to both propagate it (or share with friends), or to restrain its spread.
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