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Tahoka Daisy, Tansy Aster

Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

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Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

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Machaeranthera tanacetifolia Plant Information

Scientific Name: Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
Common Name: Tahoka daisy

tansy aster
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: annuals, natives
Plant Form: upright, rounded, spreading
Height: 4 - 16 inches
Spread: 8 inches
Foliage: much branched and bushy

glandular, hairy, sticky, deeply cut foliage
Flower: ray and disc solitary flowers, 1.25-2.5"

purple rays and yellow discs
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: full sun
Water: low water requirement
Soil: prefers sandy soils
Heat Tolerance: high heat tolerance
Native Range: Texas Panhandle and Trans-Pecos
Maintenance: rapid growth rate

propagation by seed
Additional Notes: useful for naturalistic landscapes

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