TEXAS CREEPING OX-EYE

FAMILY: Asteraceae | GENUS: WEDELIA texana

TYPE
  • Evergreen
  • Shrubs
  • Deciduous
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Moderate Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

Native to southern Texas, Mexico, and Central America. Upright, mounding shrub grows 1123 ft. high and 212 ft. wide, with gray-green, rough-textured, narrow leaves to 3 in. long. From spring into fall, plant is covered by 1- to 112-in.-wide, golden orange flowers held well above the foliage. Flowers attract butterflies; seeds attract goldfinches. Evergreen in warmer parts of its range. In colder areas, it may die to the ground in winter and return in spring; When grown in part shade, plants are less upright and have fewer blooms. Long- lived and very heat tolerant. Grows in almost any well-drained soil. Once established, needs little if any supplemental irrigation. If it looks ragged, cut back by half in midsummer to rejuvenate. Will reseed if spent blooms are not sheared. Sometimes sold as W. acapulcensis hispida. Formerly known as Zexmenia hispida.

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