Englemann’s Daisy

Engelmann’s Daisy is a native, cool-season perennial which can grow up to three feet tall. Engelmann’s daisy is adapted to a wide range of soil types and climate conditions, but is found most frequently throughout central Texas. Ideal soil types range from sandy loams to clay loams. Engelmann’s daisy does not seem to tolerate heavy clay soils, salinity, or deep sands. The plant has a deep tap root which makes it a hardy, drought tolerate species.

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Description

Engelmann’s Daisy is a native, cool-season perennial forb which can grow up to 3’ tall with showy yellow flowers.  Engelmann’s daisy is adapted to a wide range of soil types and climate conditions, but is found most frequently throughout south, central, and west Texas, often on roadsides or in areas protected from continuous grazing. Engelmann daisy is good livestock forage, and is frequently browsed by white-tailed deer. It is also an important pollinator plant due to its long flowering period.  The plant is commonly used in wildlife habitat and range restoration seed mixes, in wildlife plantings, for pollinators, and in wildflower seed mixes. Engelmann’s daisy has a deep tap root which makes it a hardy, drought tolerate species.  Eldorado Engelmann’s daisy was released by the USDA NRCS Knox City Plant Materials Center.  This variety was developed from a composite collection of native plants growing northwest of Eldorado, Texas in Schleicher County. Planting Rate: 2-3 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre For more information: Eldorado Engelmann’s Daisy Brochure from USDA NRCS

Additional information

Season

Warm Season

Plant Type

Forb

Flower Color

Yellow

Height

1-3'

Wildlife

Deer, Quail, Turkeys