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Rhodanthemum hosmariense, photo courtesy of Howard Rice/Garden Picture Library/Photolibrary
Rhodanthemum hosmariense, photo courtesy of Howard Rice/Garden Picture Library/Photolibrary

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Zones 14-24
Full Sun
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Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Rhodanthemum hosmariense

Moroccan Daisy

Perennials, Flowers

This native of the Atlas Mountainshas been included in Chrysanthemum,Leucanthemum,and Pyrethropsis over the years,but botanists finally seem toagree on the name given here.Plants spread to form a bushymass 4–12 in. high and 1–2 ft.wide. Foliage is bright silver,softly hairy, and very finelydivided. Over much of the year,plants produce cheerful daisiesabout 2 in. across; white rayssurround a large central clusterof bright yellow florets. Finechoice for a rock garden or atopa stone retaining wall; combineswell with other gray-leafedplants. Grow in moderatelyfertile, very well-drained soil.Rarely bothered by pests ordiseases, but does best withprotection from excessive wintermoisture.

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