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Layia platyglossa (Coastal Tidytips)

Coastal Tidytips, Common Tidy Tips, Layia platyglossa ssp. campestris, Layia platyglossa var. breviseta, Layia ziegleri


Layia platyglossa (Coastal Tidytips) is a showy annual wildflower boasting bright yellow daisies, 2 in. across (5 cm), tipped in white. Blooming profusely from early spring to early summer, the flowers provide cheerful color in the landscape. They are borne on stout, succulent stems above the foliage of narrowly divided gray-green leaves. They attract many pollinators, especially butterflies. The blossoms are followed by tufted, dandelion-seed-like fruits that are eagerly consumed by birds. Dependable and easy to grow, Coastal Tidytips is an attractive wildflower that is popular in traditional gardens, wildlife gardens, and habitat gardens. It is also used in habitat restoration projects. Spectacular when massed and combined with other wildflowers. It reseeds readily and can form dense colonies.

  • Grows up to 5-16 in. tall and wide (12-40 cm). 
  • Thrives in full sun, in clay or loamy, well-drained soils. Tolerates sandy soils. it is very drought tolerant. Give occasional water during dry periods. Lean soil is necessary to encourage flowering and keep plants from becoming leggy.
  • A wonderful addition to the garden, this enthusiastic bloomer is well suited to beds and borders, banks and slopes, cottage gardens, rock gardens, butterfly gardens or prairies and meadows.
  • No serious pest or disease issues.
  • Propagated by seed.
  • Native to California, Utah, Baja Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 10
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Annuals
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 5" – 2' (12cm – 60cm)
Spread 5" – 2' (12cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 16" (30cm – 40cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Rocky Mountains, Utah
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 10
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Annuals
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 5" – 2' (12cm – 60cm)
Spread 5" – 2' (12cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 16" (30cm – 40cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Rocky Mountains, Utah
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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