Zexmenia

Wedelia acapulcensis v. hispida

Size

Height - 2 feet

Width - 2 feet

Sun

Full sun, part or full shade

Plant Type

Native perennial

Other common names

Texas Creeping Ox-Eye,

Wedelia, Hairy Wedelia,

Acapulco Wedelia

BLOOMING
MONTHS

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Save Water   Low water required
 
More Color   Yellow flowers from spring until fall
 
 
Attract Wildlife   Bees and butterflies love the flowers; birds eat seeds
 
Reduce Maintenance   Cut back to encourage blooms and control size
 
Texas Tough    Can be planted almost anywhere; will usually survive

Interesting Facts

Zexmenia is a larval host plant for the Bordered Patch butterfly, and attracts lots of other butterflies that drink nectar from the flowers.  Blooms almost year-round.  You can cut the plant back after each flush of blooms to encourage more to form.  Cut it to ground in winter when freeze causes plant material to go dormant.  Will survive in sun, shade or part shade.  May become a bit leggy if planted in the shade, especially if soil is wet.  Prefers well-drained soil.

Zexmenia in Frisco