Mount Atlas daisy, Flattened Alexander's foot
Native to the rocky slopes of the Atlas Mountains Anacyclus pyrethrum var depressus is an adorable little rockery plant with grey-green, fern like foliage and a flowering of solitary, white daisy blooms with violet-red undersides.
Close to the chamomile, this variety forms a little rosette, 10 cm in diameter and should be grown in a dry rockery or trough, on a wall, in paving, crevasses or on scree.
Anacyclus is useful for its later, mid-summer flowering compared to other rockery plants, which, for the most part, finish flowering before summer begins.
Grow in the sun in poor, dry, mainly sandy soil. Hardiness: - 12°C.
Maintenance: a fine gravel mulch around the plant's collet will protect it from excessive damp in the winter. Trim the dried floral heads. May re-seed.
Anacyclus pyrethrum var depressus
Köhler's Medizinal Pflanzen - 1887
- 0,5L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: less than 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Flower colour: white
- Flowering period: spring flowers