5 Reasons to Plant Four Nerve Daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa)
Looking for long-blooming, drought-tolerant Texas native plants? Look no further than Four-Nerve Daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa). This silvery perennial topped with sunny yellow blooms is a must for your garden!
Four-Nerve Daisy is low-growing and evergreen, making it a versatile plant at the front of a landscaping bed, in a zeriscape, or in a container pot. Its delicate flowers sway in the breeze!
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What Does Four-Nerve Daisy look like?
This pretty plant has yellow disc flowers, each on a solitary stem, that rise a foot above the silvery-green leaves at the base of the plant. The plant is small and compact, typically not growing more than a foot tall or a foot wide.
5 Reasons to Grow Four Nerve Daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa)
1. It blooms throughout the year
While its main bloom period is in the spring through early summer, Four Nerve Daisy will bloom periodically any time of the year, including the winter months!
It will bloom the most in full sun, but it can also handle part shade. Its conspicuous flowers are a good nectar source for bees throughout the year.
2. It is a low-growing perennial
While many Texas native plants can get quite large, these compact yellow flowers behave nicely in the garden!
They work great as a border plant in a perennial garden and in container gardens.
3. It is very drought tolerant
Four-Nerve Daisy requires little supplemental water once established. It likes our Texas heat, and it likes well-drained soils, so don’t overwater! It looks great in sunny rock gardens or xeriscapes.
4. It is deer resistant
The flowers are said to have an unpleasant odor when picked, which may help keep the deer away! They tend to avoid this plant. Have deer in your area? Check out these other deer resistant Texas plants.
5. It is relatively easy to find at the nursery
While some native plants can be hard to find at the nursery, this native perennial is relatively easy to find at nurseries throughout Texas.
In general, it is best to skip the big box nurseries like Home Depot, and head to a local nursery that is knowledgable about native plants.
Download the Free PDF: Texas Drought Tolerant Plants
Looking for more drought-tolerant Texas natives? I created a handy one-page PDF for you to print and take along with you to the plant nursery.
It includes a thumbnail photo of each plant along with both its common and scientific name and helpful growing info. Get it here:
Where is Tetraneuris scaposa native to?
Four Nerve Daisy can be found growing throughout the western half of Texas as well as several other states. Its native habitat is rocky hillsides and canyons. Check out its native range in the following states:
- New Mexico
Common Names for Tetraneuris scaposa
The scientific name for Four-Nerve Daisy is Tetraneuris scaposa. While plants only have one scientific (Latin) name, they can have multiple common names.
The common name “Four Nerve Daisy” refers to the veins visible on the underside of the petals. Other common names include:
- Stemmy Four Nerve Daisy
Make sure to write down the scientific name (Tetraneuris scaposa) before you head to the nursery to make sure you buy the right plant!
What to Pair with Four Nerve Daisy
Plant this low-growing perennial in front of larger Texas native perennials such as:
- Flame Acanthus
- Red Yucca
- Mealy Blue Sage
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