Dahlberg Daisy Seeds

Dahlberg Daisy Seeds

Thrives on Neglect!

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item # 00654-PK-P1

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The plant you love to neglect! Little-known and less appreciated, Dahlberg Daisy (also known as Golden Fleece) is a quiet treasure for baskets, containers, and the garden. No seed is easier to grow, and once the blooms begin, you can forget about it for days on end . . . but you won't, because the cheery yellow daisies, framed in very lush, ferny foliage, are too eye-catching!

Native to Texas and Mexico, this annual (technically it's a tender perennial, but unless you're in zone 9, 10, or 11, you'll be growing it as an annual) sets wonderfully fragrant, finely cut foliage of brightest green. The leaves are topped for months on end by brilliant blooms an inch across,arising in spring and summer. Just about a foot high and wide, this plant packs a lot of interest into a small space!

Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before last frost. Then, once the seedlings have at least two sets of true leaves, transplant them 6 inches apart in any sunny to partly-shady spot. Dahlberg Daisy is not fussy about garden soil.

Primarily used as in hanging baskets because its size is just right for a bushy, color-drenched display, it is invaluable for those patches of poor soil where little else is happy. Use it as you would any other wildflower to create come-again color in any inhospitable patch of soil. And it makes a sunny, big-impact edging or window-box choice! This cheerful flower was recommended in the March 2014 issue of Southern Living thanks to its vibrant bright yellow blooms! Discover the joy of this underused native plant! Pkt is 100 seeds.

Review Summary
(Based on 3 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


Perfect little plants
Donald Shinn from NJ wrote on February 04, 2020

I've been growing these for decades now and I never can understand why they aren't more popular. Some people claim to be annoyed by the scent of the foliage, but it doesn't bother me. I just find them to be nearly perfect little plants.

BelgianChick from NC wrote on July 16, 2018

I used to get these from big box stores in South Florida but since moving to Raleigh, NC, I had never seen them anywhere. When I saw that Park Seed was selling the seeds, I just had to try them. They are SO EASY to grow, I'm at a loss to explain why no one grows them here. The description is absolutely correct -- they thrive on neglect. They can take an incredible amount of sun and heat without requiring watering, and they look amazing at all times. I am not noticing that they attract a lot of pollinators but i have had no problem with pests, and the deer leave them alone, which is a real plus! Really a gem!

My new favorite flower!
Tracy from CO wrote on August 24, 2012

Bought these seeds for use in my AeroGarden (hydroponic) and they grew beautifully and produced tons of blooms for months. They also transplanted into soil like a dream and they look amazing in my container gardens. Pretty little flower with lacy green foliage. Spectacular!

Thymophylla Germination Information

Thymophylla is the botanical name for Dahlberg Daisy
Thymophylla Seed Germination How to Sow Thymophylla:
  • Sow seeds indoors at 65-70° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 15-20 days
  • It is not recommended to sow the small seeds outdoors

How to Grow Thymophylla:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space seedlings 6 inches apart in full sun

Soil: Site in a well-drained soil and fertilize monthly

Additional Care: Deadhead to prolong the flower display. It is very tolerant of pests and diseases. Plants will self-sow, perpetuating themselves from year to year

Appearance and Use:

A vigorous annual for use as filler in borders, as a bedding plant, and in baskets and showy container displays. Habit is multi-branching and upright from 8-12 inches tall by 12 inches wide. From spring to summer, plants are covered in 1/2-1 inch diameter, daisy-like flowers. The disk and ray florets are both yellow. The green, 3/4-1 inch long, ferny foliage is pungent with a fragrance reminiscent of Thyme

About Thymophylla:
Pronunciation:  ti-mof’il-å ten-u-i-lo’bå
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Asteraceae, native to Texas and Mexico
Common Name: Dahlberg Daisy

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Does Park sell GMO's or treated seeds?
GMO freeIt is important for our customers to know that Park Seed does not sell GMO or treated seed. We do buy a small amount of traditional hybrid seed from Seminis, a division of Monsanto Co., but that is all we purchase from them.

What are the differences between organic, heirloom, and hybrid seed?
Basically, organic seeds are seeds that are produced without the use and exposure to artificial/chemical fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and other chemicals. They have to be grown, harvested, stored, and handled under very strict organic rules and procedures. All of our organic seeds are USDA 100% certified organic through Clemson University and the certificate has to be renewed yearly.

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Hybrid seed are the product of cross-pollination between 2 different parent plants, resulting in a new plant/seed that is different from the parents. Unlike Heirloom seed, hybrid seed need to be re-purchased new every year (and not saved). They usually will not grow true to type if you save them, but will revert to one of the parents they were crossed with and most likely look/taste different in some way.

What are pelleted seeds? Why do you use them? How do I handle/sow them?
Pelleted pentas seedsExtremely small seed such as Petunias and Pentas are shipped as pelleted seed to make them easier to handle and sow. Pelleted seed are coated, usually with clay, to make them larger in size. After sowing, the coating will dissolve when wet and the seed will germinate. Pelleted seeds are shipped in vials placed inside seed packets, which protects them from being crushed. When sowing, be certain to use thoroughly moistened soil, to be sure that the clay coating absorbs enough moisture to dissolve. For sowing pelleted Petunia seeds, place the seeds directly on the soil surface and do not cover with soil, as light aids in the germination.

What is ideal temperature to germinate most seeds?
The ideal temperature to germinate most seeds is approximately 70 degrees F; give or take 1-2 degrees either way. This would be a good germination temperature for most flower and vegetable seeds and would be the most practical and feasible temperatures achieved for gardeners starting seeds in the home. You will notice for some seeds that it is recommended to use alternating day (warmer), night (cooler), temperatures, which is fine if one can provide such conditions. But most people are unable to provide those temperatures in a home setting, so just use the overall 70 degree F recommendation and the seeds should germinate well.

How long should grow lights be kept on per day and how close to the plants should the light be kept?
For germination and seedling/plant growth, you want to simulate the natural day-night cycles, and as a general rule, grow lights should be on 8-12 hours per day and off at night. You can vary this timing, as some seeds such as tomato, pepper, petunia, impatiens, and others, benefit from 14-17 hours of light per day (and the remainder of the 24 hour period in darkness). The most common grow lights used are fluorescent; using cool white, warm white, and wide-spectrum fluorescent tubes. These lights work well for germination and for growing plants up to a transplantable size. Fluorescent lights should be kept close though, 3-6 inches above the soil or the growing plants, adjusting the height as the plants grow.

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What is the best way to store seeds over a longer time period?
We recommend the best way to extend seed storage life is to store seeds in something air tight, such as a plastic zipper storage bag or canning jar, and place it in the refrigerator. This will extend the life of seeds for many years.

What depth should I sow various seeds?
When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed. When sowing seed indoors, the planting depth can be less, depending on the seed being sown, so it is always best to check specific directions. Here are some general guidelines concerning planting depth in relation to seed size: Tiny, dust-like seeds need to be sown on the surface of the growing medium or soil, uncovered, as they need light to germinate. The planting depth for small seed can be anywhere from barely covering, to 1/8-inch deep, to possibly 1/4-inch deep, depending on the recommendation. Medium seed should be planted at 1/4- to 1/2-inch deep, depending on the recommendation. Larger seeds can be planted 1-inch or deeper, depending on the recommendation.