Tahoka Daisy Machaeranthera Tanacetifolia is a hardy annual native to the midwestern United States. Tahoka Daisy seeds are started outdoors in spring after last frost. Also called Wild Aster, Prairie Aster, and Tansy Aster, Machaeranthera Tanacetifolia is easy to recognize by the dense, compact leaves which are deeply divided into many narrow segments, and Wild Aster produces masses of beautiful lavender, blue, purple flowers with bright yellow centers, on the top of leafy stems. The pleasing and showy Prairie Aster blooms earlier than the large asters and attracts bees and butterflies.
Tahoka Daisy thrives nearly anywhere, and it makes this wildflower an excellent choice for xeric gardens, natural or prairie gardens, meadows, hillsides, or hard to maintain areas. Machaeranthera Tanacetifolia seeds are easy to grow, and the established Tahoka Daisy tolerates drought preferring sandy or gravelly soil in full sun. Prairie Aster is a beautiful and easy plant to grow that is often re-seeds and grows in following years.
Height: 12-18 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.1-6.5
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 15-30 Days