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cutleaf daisy

Erigeron compositus

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low
full sun
low growing
2 - 4"
white
spring - early summer

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E. Conrad

Wild cutleaf daisies exhibit petal-less and petaled forms (Pipilo's are the petaled variety)
Wild cutleaf daisies exhibit petal-less and petaled forms (Pipilo's are the petaled variety)

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Mini rock garden daisy!
Mini rock garden daisy!

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Cutleaf daisy peers out from beneath the flowering stalks of pussytoes
Cutleaf daisy peers out from beneath the flowering stalks of pussytoes

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Wild cutleaf daisies exhibit petal-less and petaled forms (Pipilo's are the petaled variety)
Wild cutleaf daisies exhibit petal-less and petaled forms (Pipilo's are the petaled variety)

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Cutleaf daisy is like a miniature daisy designed especially for sunny rock gardens. Hailing from windswept ridges, it preferes rocky well-drained soils and little to no irrigation. Even after the flowers fade in June, the compact mounds of fuzzy green-grey trident-shaped leaves continue to look sharp. Plant with pussytoes, cushion buckwheat, woolly groundsel, fuzzytongue penstemon, and sedum.