white with undersides of deep red
to 12 in.
USDA zones 3-10
hardy to 10,000 ft.
Mt. Atlas daisy is a low-growing, spreading perennial plant with attractive, feathery, silver-green foliage.
The daisy-like flowers have white petals and yellow centers. When the sky is sunny, the flowers are wide open. When cloudy, they close, revealing the red undersides of the petals.
This versatile plant works well when planted in rock gardens, gravel areas and between flagstone steps. The foliage keeps it looking nice even after flowering is finished.
Although each plant only spreads to about one foot wide, it can spread to cover an area through self-seeding.
There is a vigorous population of Mount Atlas daisy growing in the Crevice Rock Garden at the Xeriscape Garden. It is mulched with pea gravel. It is beautiful when it blooms.
In this location, it self-seeds quite a bit, so we remove extra seedlings each year.
No maintenance is usually needed, but spent flowers can be removed if desired. Volunteer seedlings may need to be removed.