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Layia platyglossa (Asteraceae)
A short, hardy annual native to California, but can be grown as far east as Texas. Seed should be sown after the last frost for best results. The attractive yellow flowers are isolated on elongated stems fringed with snow-white tips. Very drought tolerant once established. Prefers very well-drained soil in full sun.
Average planting success with this species: 60%
Height: 12-14 inches
Germination: 10-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 70F-75F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: March-May
Average seeds per pound: 350,000
Seeding rate: 6 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 454 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Borders, rock gardens, mass plantings, raised beds.
Miscellaneous: A compact, rapid growing annual with unlimited use around the garden.