Log in Sign up
Log in Sign up
Since 1988, THE source for buying native, rare, and unique perennials.

Chrysactinia mexicana

Damianita

0 Reviews
| Ask a Question

Item #: 6941

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Click Add to Wishlist to receive an email if this plant is back in stock.



Chrysactinia mexicana is another of the great but little-known Texas natives that adapts beautifully to East Coast gardens. Damianita, as it is commonly known, is a member of the aster family that hails from rocky alkaline regions in Texas and New Mexico. This drought-tolerant woody perennial makes a 1' tall x 18" wide compact mound of woody stems clothed with fragrant (like aged turpentine) dark green, needle-like leaves. From April through September, the foliage is adorned with 1" golden, aster-like flowers. We have found this very easy to grow and, of course, amazingly drought- and heat-tolerant. Chrysactinia does not like severe pruning, so back off with those shears!