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Tidy Tips
Scientific Name: Layia platyglossa (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Gray
Synonym: Layia ziegleri
Family: Asteraceae
Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa)
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Picture Gary A. Monroe @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: California, Nevada, below 6000 feet elevation (1800 m)

Growth Habits: Annual, 4 to 10 inches tall (10-25 cm), 5 to 10 inches spread (12-25 cm)

Watering Needs: Average to low water, prefers heavier but well-drained soils

Propagation: Seeds germinating in 1 to 4 weeks

The genus is named for the botanist George Tradescent Lay that visited California in the early 19th century.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow daisy-like deep yellow flowers with white at the "petal" tips, in spring. The name "tidy tips" refers to these white tips.

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