Sunflower Goldeneye (Viguiera dentata)
Description: This 3-6 ft., open, bushy, much-branched plant tends to grow in colonies. Its leaves are narrow and it’s numerous yellow, 1 1/2 in., daisy-like flowers appear at the tips of long, slender, leafless stalks. This extremely drought-tolerant plant grows 3 feet tall in sun, and up to 6 feet tall in partial shade. The name Chimalacate is derived from Aztec/Nahuatl and means shield cane..
Synonym(s): Plateau Goldeneye, Sunflower Goldeneye, Toothleaf Goldeneye, Chimalacate
USDA Symbol: VIDE3
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom Color: Yellow, Pink
Bloom Time: Oct, Nov, Dec
Water Use: Medium
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Bloom Notes: Conditions Comments: Texas Liatris likes a dry to medium soil in full sun. Too much water will leads to root rot. Will self seed in a sandy soil. Tolerant of alkaline soils.
Soil Description: Calcareous, rocky soils. Gravelly, Sandy, Limestone-based.