Very showy perennial with 2" big, golden-yellow, slightly fragrant flowers, orange buds, and a reddish late fall color. Flowers open during the day and attract bees and butterflies.
Blooms from June to August, with the peak in early-mid summer. Very dense basal rosettes of dark leaves - this plant spreads into wide clumps via shallow rhizomes (these are easy to pull and eradicate if your clumps are too wide). Does best in full sun and is adaptable to many soil types, preferably with some amount of drainage.
This cultivar was introduced by the German seed company Jelitto in 2006; this selection offers a higher tolerance to drought than the species. Heat and humidity tolerant plant. Nice perennial in naturalistic plantings, low maintenance landscaping, meadows, cottage gardens, native plant gardens or border fronts.
Blooming Time: June - August
Size: upright clumps up to 16" tall x 24" wide
USDA Zones: 4 to 8
Culture: full sun, prefers drained soils, tolerates poor, infertile, shallow, rocky or sandy soils
Moisture Needs: average/medium-moist to dry
Origin: the wild species, O. pilosella, is native to most of the Northeast and Midwest US, as well as Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, and Southeast Canada (USDA distribution map)
Deer/Rabbit Resistant: yes / yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators: yes / yes
Attracts Hummingbirds: no
Pot Size: square 3.5" x 5" deep pot
Plant Combinations: looks very good with Eryngium, Nepeta, Salvia, Echinacea and medium sized grasses.
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