Botanical Name: Hymenoxys acaulis Add
Common Name: Angelita Daisy  
Plant photo of: Hymenoxys acaulis
California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Gold, Yellow


Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Patio, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

A small, dense perennial forming 1' tall and wide mound. Yellow 1" daisies appear year-round, heaviest in spring. Prefers full sun, and can handle poor soils, but requires at least monthly watering to maintain its appearance. Weekly in low desert. Native across southwest 4-7000'. Leaves are slender, green. Needs good drainage. Goes dormant at about 10F. Remove old seed heads.
Root hardy to -20f