Botanical Name: Baileya multiradiata
 Common Name: Desert Marigold
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Constant


Leaf Color

Grey, Silver


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season





Very Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Foundation, Patio, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Fast growing perennial reaches 1' x 1'. Soft silvery gray leaves. Bright yellow daisy like flowers appear year round. This undemanding plant reseeds easily. Accepts reflected sun. Be careful not to overwater. Native to southwest U.S. and northern Mexico.
Frost tolerant to 10 F.