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Desert Marigold

Baileya multiradiata

Mature Height*: 

6-10"

Mature Width*: 

6-10"

USDA Hardiness Zone Range:

9 to 10

Hardy to: 

0°F

Water Requirements: 

Drought Tolerant

Shade Requirements:

Full Sun

Native to:

Utah to southern California, Texas to northern Mexico

The vivid, lemon-yellow, daisy-like flowers of desert marigold are commonplace in the deserts of Arizona, California, Texas and northern Mexico almost year-round. This herbaceous perennial sports grayish-white foliage that is soft to the touch and can produce as many as 20 to 50 flowers a year. It's tough and requires no irrigation once established. Reaches 6-10" high and wide at maturity. Requires little to no maintenance-- only deadheading if spent flowers become unslightly. Susceptible to root rot in poorly-drained soils. Looks great in mass plantings to add drought tolerant color to landscapes.

*Height and width estimated for growth in the Tucson, AZ area. True sizes may vary.