Tidy Tips

Tidy Tips - Garden Basics - Flower - Annual

(Layia platyglossa)

Although tidy tips is a native California wildflower, it is more often grown in England than in the US. Plants produce a mound of cheerful, clear yellow, white-tipped daisylike flowers, 12 to 18 inches high. Flowers are 1 to 1-1/2 inches wide and bloom from spring to early summer. Leaves are small and narrow. Tidy tips makes an excellent cut flower and is perfect for rock gardens. They look great in flower boxes and in the front of a border.

As soon as the ground can be prepared in the spring, sow the seeds on the surface of the soil where they are to bloom and space the plants 4 to 5 inches apart. They should germinate in 12 to 14 days and flower 14 weeks after sowing. They need good light and well-drained soil.

  • Type
    annual
  • Propagation
    seeds
  • Light
    full sun
  • Flower Color
    yellow with white edges
  • Bloom Time
    spring to early summer
  • Height
    12-18 inches
  • Width
    8 inches
  • Soil Requirements
    well drained
  • Zones
    all
  • Uses
    border, cutflowers, rock gardens, flowerboxes, wildflower meadow

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