Anacyclus depressus description
Red buds opening to white flowers with a yellow eye in the early summer.
Also the undersides of the petals are red, making it quite unusual.
The silver foliage is also handsome – it forms a low mat.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good at the front of a dry border, or hanging over a wall but it is short lived if it sits too wet in the ground and so attention to getting good drainage is important and then it is fairly easy to grow.
Common name: Mount Atlas Daisy or Mat Daisy.
Also known as: Anacyclus pyrethrum var. depressus
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space at the front of a border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, provided drainage is good.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim off old flower stems.
Size of plant:
Height 5 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Buy alpine plants, herbs, perennials, wildflowers and ornamental grasses.
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