the easiest of perennials, this bright golden-yellow daisy from
southeastern and central USA provides color from late spring to
mid-summer. Somewhat hairy leaves and stems form a loose mound to 12
in (30 cm) tall and wider, the yellow flower stems rising to nearly
24 in (60 cm) or usually flopping on their neighbors. Best suited to
a meadow garden, it can be treated as an annual and self-seeds
freely. Cultivars of more compact habit such as Sunray or Early
Sunrise are better for the well-maintained border.
Hardiness zone from 6 To 10
Cultivation: The annuals are grown as bedding plants, while the
perennials are excellent for herbaceous borders. Perennials prefer
full sun and a fertile, well-drained soil but also grow well in
coastal regions and in poor, stony soil.
Propagate by division of old clumps in winter or spring, or by
Annuals also prefer full sun and a fertile, well-drained soil; they
will not tolerate a heavy clay soil.
Taller varieties may need staking.
Propagate from seed in spring or fall (autumn).