Full Sun; Part Shade; Reflected Heat
Deadhead old flowers
Angelita daisy is an excellent perennial, providing a splash of gold all year in low desert gardens. It is native to rocky slopes and dry mesas across the Southwest. This compact, dense little perennial forms a clump of slender, grass-like leaves 12 inches tall by 15 inches wide. Yellow-gold daisy blossoms perch above the foliage on tall, leafless stems. Angelita Daisy should be planted in full sun and well-drained soil. Due to the long bloom period, old seed heads can cause it to look scruffy. Removing spent flowers every few months will keep the plants looking fresh
Growing Plants in the Desert — Important Information
The information presented here is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and based on my research from reliable sources, observations I have made of plants growing in my, and other gardens I have visited, and observations of the plants in their native habitats. I would appreciate your feedback and experience to help me educate others!
Cacti: In my experience, cacti are much happier in the filtered shade here in the low desert of the Coachella Valley. Colors are more vibrant and they bloom more profusely, especially the non-native varieties. If you pay attention to how our native barrel and beavertail opuntia grow in the wild, it is frequently tucked in the rocks under creosote or another shrub.
Light Requirements: I have found that in our desert (Sonoran/Colorado) “full sun” plants can take and appreciate the late afternoon filtered sun, especially in the hot summer months.