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The Dahlberg Daisy

Do you love the color yellow? Then imagine the tiniest, sweetest little yellow blooms filling your garden beds this season!

Closeup of Dahlberg daisy flowers.

The Dahlberg daisy brings a sunny disposition wherever it’s planted. Consider using friendly Dahlberg daisies to brighten up your porch, landscape, butterfly garden, and flower beds this Spring! These tiny daisies also make a great seasonal ground cover.

Keep reading as we dig into their characteristics, history, and proper care. We will also discuss how to purchase seeds and young plants, how best to grow them, and perfect pairings.

History of the Dahlberg Daisy

The scientific name for a Dahlberg daisy is Thymophylla tenuiloba. This flower also goes by “golden fleece” or “golden dogwood.” This yellow daisy is mainly grown as an ornamental plant.

Dahlberg daisies in a garden.

You can find this native plant in Texas and Mexico. In Hawaii, the Bahamas, and parts of North America that border the Gulf Coast, these daisies don’t do well since they prefer drier climates, rather than climates with high humidity.

Characteristics of the Dahlberg Daisy

Size

Dahlberg daisies grow on the smaller side. A mature Dahlberg daisy plant measures between six to twelve inches tall.

Dahlberg daisies planted around landscaping rocks.

Colors

These golden flowers grow in a cheery yellow or bright orange with green foliage from Spring to late summer. They are also attractive flowers to honeybees.

Their ferny foliage is compared to the texture of a feather. A Dahlberg’s fragrant foliage gives off a citrusy odor.

Variations

In general, daisies come in the form of over twenty thousand plant species. Their petals grow in single, double, frilly, or ruffled variations.

Closeup of Dahlberg daisies.

Dahlberg Daisy Flower Specifics

Spacing

Plant Dahlberg daisy plants in warm soil after frost season. It’s recommended to plant Dahlberg’s six to twelve inches apart.

Sun

The Dahlberg daisy grows best in full sunlight. Therefore, placing them in the full sun will create the happiest daisies.

Soil

This daisy variety prefers to grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil; however, you’ll also find them growing in poor soil conditions in the heat.

Dahlberg daisies planted in between rocks.

Annuals

The Dahlberg daisy is an annual flower. Annual blooms will only live for a single growing season. However, Dahlberg’s are a bit unusual; they’ve been known to grow as short-term perennial herbs in some areas.

Fertilizers

Dahlberg daisies, like most annuals, will require rich nutritional care. Plan to feed your plants every four to six weeks using liquid or granular fertilizers for the best blooms.

Watering Needs

The best rule of thumb is to water only when the soil is dry to the touch; this method also helps avoid overwatering. Give your daisies a thorough drink and fully soak their roots. Remember never to water the top of the plant or its leaves; this will cause plant and root rot.

Pruning/Deadheading

Good news! The Dahlberg daisy will not require any pruning or extensive care. It’s also drought, disease, and pest resistant. If you’d like to deadhead your annual plant after its blooms have finished, the choice is yours, but it’s unnecessary.

Closeup of Dahlberg daisy flowers in a container.

Flowers To Pair with Dahlberg Daisies

These flowers are great for enhancing borders, walkways, and rock gardens. If you want to pair other blossoms with Dahlberg daisies, choose plants that require the same soil and sun conditions—for example, choosing bulb perennials, such as the Eucharist Lilly, or annuals like the petunia.

These daisies would be gorgeous paired with other ground covers, such as the “sweet alyssum,” especially since these two share similar growing conditions. You could also consider adding ornamental grasses in with your Dahlberg’s, such as a “sparkler” sedge.

Closeup of sweet alyssum in a mixed planting container.
Sweet alyssum.

Home Grown Flowers

Where Can I Buy Dahlberg Daisies?

It’s up to you entirely if you choose to grow these flowers from seeds or prefer to buy pre-grown potted Dahlberg daisies.

If you choose to buy seeds, here’s a link to purchase a pack or two on Amazon. In the spring, it’s the perfect time to sow your daisy seeds by firmly pressing them into well-drained soil. Germination happens outdoors within the first couple of weeks. These Dahlberg daisies can also be pre-grown eight to ten weeks indoors in advance.

Dahlberg daisies can be purchased pre-grown at your local home improvement stores or garden centers. Plant these starter plants six to twelve inches apart directly into the ground. Dahlberg daisies are also known as excellent summer variety ground covers.

Significance

The color yellow, in general, represents joy and happiness. Yellow is also associated with the sunshine, bees, canaries, and even sunflowers. Bees and butterflies are drawn to bright, colorful flowers, which makes them even more perfect for your garden beds.

A butterfly on a Dahlber daisy flower.

Did you know bees pollinate eighty percent of the world’s flowers and plants? Bees fly from flower to flower, three million flowers a day, to be exact. Therefore, bees are significant contributors to your gardens and landscapes. Planting a Dahlberg daisy helps attract these helpful insects and gives your gardens the highest success rates.

The daisy also represents purity and cheerfulness. Living up to their name, these small yet bold yellow Dahlberg daises will surely brighten any mood and bring you a fresh start and waves of happiness all season long.

Where to Buy Arrangements and Bouquets

The Dahlberg daisy is not a typical plant type you’ll generally find in bouquets or arrangements. Instead, they would make an adorable handpicked arrangement from a child to their mother. Still, florists won’t usually place these daisies in floral arrangements.

Instead, enjoy the Dahlberg daisy potted on your porch, in your front flower beds, as a groundcover, or throughout your garden. Then, look, the next time you visit a farm, you may spot them scattered along farmland and prairies.

Dahlberg daisies planted in a container.

Cheer Up Your Life With The Dahlberg Daisy

If you choose to plant these daisies, expect to be flooded with small yellow florals this summer! Now that we’ve thoroughly discussed bright yellow Dahlberg daisies, are you considering adding them to your landscaping or garden areas this Spring?

Dahlberg daisies in a garden.

I’ve enjoyed learning about the Dahlberg daisy and sharing their history, characteristic traits, and proper care with you. I hope my article helped you know a little more about how to get started growing these bright-colored flowers this season.

Want To Learn More About Daisies?

Do you want to learn more about daisies? Visit our daisy blog posts to learn about 20 different kinds of daisy flowers. You’ll also find helpful guides about growing and caring for daisies, as well as the best places to buy daisies for your garden.