Engelmannia peristenia Engelmann Daisy or Cutleaf Daisy

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  Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
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Named for George Engelmann, 19th century German-born physician and botanist who worked in St. Louis (U.S.)

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 Engelmannia peristenia Engelmann Daisy
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 Engelmannia peristenia Seed
Engelmann Daisy Seed

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1 packet -  $2.50 + shipping


1 ounce -   $7.00


1 pound -


Engelmannia peristenia Engelmann Daisy is a showy native wildflower for home landscaping

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Engelmann’s daisy is most commonly found throughout in north central Texas and the Edward’s Plateau. It is also  found as far north as South Dakota, as far west as Arizona, and as far east as Louisiana.
 Engelmannia peristenia Engelmann Daisy seed can be planted and will grow over a much wider area
USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9.


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 Engelmannia peristenia Engelmann Daisy
Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.















Alternate Names

Cutleaf daisy


Engelmann’s daisy is rarely found on

overgrazed pastures due to its palatability by livestock.

Cattle, sheep, and goats can all benefit from the high

protein and digestibility obtained from this species.

Crude protein can reach as high as twenty

-five percent in

early spring. Livestock, like wildlife, can benefit from

grazing on Engelmann’s daisy before warm


varieties become available.

Wildlife: This species benefits wildlife in several ways.

Deer and rabbits enjoy feeding on Engelmann’s daisy. It


high protein content and is available earlier in the year

than warm season vegetation. Engelmann’s daisy also

provides cover for small mammals and many species of


Erosion Control: Engelmann’s daisy is commonly

planted on slopes like roadsides

and embankments to help

reduce the potential of soil erosion.


Please consult the PLANTS Web site

(http://plants.usda.gov) and your State Department of

Natural Resources for this plant’s current status (e.g.

threatened or endangered species, state noxious status,

and wetland indicator values).


This plant may become weedy or invasive in some

regions or habitats and may displace desirable vegetation

if not properly managed. Please consult with

your local NRCS Field Office, Cooperative Extension Service

office, state natural resource, or state agriculture

department regarding its status and use. Weed

information is also available from the PLANTS Web site;

please consult the related web sites on the Plant Profile

for this species for further information.


Engelmann’s daisy is a native, cool-season perennial

which can grow up to three feet tall. The plant produces a

basal rosette of leaves that can grow eight inches long.

Leaves are very deeply cleft or almost divided. Coarse

hair can been found on both the leaves and stems of the

plant. The vegetation remains green throughout the

winter, and begins to flower in May. The flower head

elongates during the spring months. Engelmann’s daisy

flower heads are made up of yellow ray and disk flowers.

They measure about one to two inches in diameter.

During extreme heat, the petals of the plant fold downward.


Engelmann’s daisy is adapted to a wide range of soil

types and climate conditions, but is found most frequently

throughout central Texas. Ideal soil types range from

sandy loams to clay loams. Engelmann’s daisy does not

seem to tolerate heavy clay soils, salinity, or deep sands.

The plant has a deep tap root which makes it a hardy,

drought tolerate species.


Engelmann’s daisy is most commonly found throughout

north central Texas and the Edward’s Plateau. It is also

found as far north as South Dakota, as far west as

Arizona, and as far east as Louisi

ana. For a current

distribution map, please consult the Plant Profile page for

this species on the PLANTS Website.


Planting should be done in late summer or in the fall.

Sow seed ¼ to ¾

inch deep in a well prepared, firm

seedbed. The full seeding rate for Engelmann’s daisy is

fifteen pounds of pure live seed (pls) per acre. When

planting this as a component of a seed mixture, the

seeding rate should be adjusted to the desired percent o


the mix. Ideal plant spacing would be two to three plants

per square yard. Fertilizer applications will vary

depending on individual soil samples. Nitrogen,

potassium, and phosphorus should be considered to bring

the fertility up to a medium level. T

wenty pounds of a

mixture of these three fertilizers will normally provide

this level of fertility; however, a soil sample should

always be taken before applying fertilizer.


Engelmann’s daisy is rarely planted as a monoculture

planting but

as a component of a range seeding mixture.

Twelve months of grazing deferment should be planned

and applied to allow plant establishment. Areas with

heavy deer populations should consider the impact and

added maintenance associated with attempting to es


this species.

Proper management of Engelmann’s daisy is required to

ensure the plant is not overgrazed or over utilized by

livestock or wildlife. Consult your local NRCS Field

Office for assistance with planning and applying

prescribed grazin



Please contact your local agricultural extension specialist

or county weed specialist to learn what works best in your

area and how to use it safely. Always read label and

safety instructions for each control method. Trade names

and contr

ol measures appear in this document only to

provide specific information. USDA NRCS does not

guarantee or warranty the products and control methods

named, and other products may be equally effective.

Pests and Potential Problems

None known


s, Improved, and Selected Materials (and area

of origin)

‘Eldorado’ Engelmann’s daisy was released from the

James E. “Bud” Smith Plant Materials Center, Knox City,

TX in 1985. It originated from a native collection in

Schleicher County, TX, and released to provide an

adapted forb for inclusion in range mixes for wildlife and

livestock browse







Alternate Names
Aster, starwort, first flower
New England aster can be used for roadside plantings, prairie restoration, wildlife cover, prairie landscaping and wetland situations.
Please consult the PLANTS Web site and your State Department of Natural Resources for this plant‟s current status (e.g. threatened or endangered species, state noxious status, and wetland indicator values).
New England aster is a native perennial forb which grows from 2 ½ to 6.0 feet tall with hairy stems and leaves. The alternate leaves are up to 4 inches long and 1 inch wide, with broad, clasping bases and pointed tips. The individually stalked flower heads are in an open, rounded cluster at the tops of the main stem branches. The flower stalks and bracts at the base of each flower head are covered with gland-tipped hairs. Each head is about 1 ½ inches wide, with 40 or more bright purple, petal-like ray flowers surrounding a central yellow disk. The ray flowers are sometimes pinkish purple or pale lavender in color. New England aster is the showiest of the genus, and stand out on roadside shoulders and ditches from August through late October
Adaptation and Distribution
New England aster grows in prairie swales, wet meadows, alluvial soils and thickets, low fields in valleys, and moist ground along streams. It ranges from Quebec to Alberta, south to North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.
For a current distribution map, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.
Prepare a clean weed free seedbed by disking and harrowing or using chemical weed control. Firm the seedbed by cultipacking. Seedbed should be firm enough to allow seed to be planted 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep. The seed of New England aster needs cold stratification for maximum germination if seeded in spring or summer (34-40 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 days). Use a planter that insures proper seeding depth and good seed and soil contact like a brillion roller that is capable of handling and placing seed in a uniform manner. There are approximately 1,100,000 seeds in a pound of New England aster.
Seeding rates for New England aster:
For seed production:
Solid stand – 40 pure live seed (PLS) in a
36-inch row; - .53 pounds PLS/acre.
Prairie planting: mixture – 1 – 5 PLS per square foot (0.04 to 0.20) pound PLS per acre.
USDA NRCS Elsberry Plant Materials Center
Use no fertilizer the establishment year unless soil test indicates a low deficiency of less than 15 PPM of phosphorus and or less than 90 PPM of potassium. Use no nitrogen during the establishment year as this can encourage weed competition.
Reduce weed competition by mowing over the height of the New England aster plants or cultivating between the rows. Use a non- selective contact herbicide while dormant or a pre emergent herbicide to control annuals after the New England aster is established. Remove dead plant material in the spring for faster green-up by shredding. Burning of dead plant refuge can weaken the plants unless done before it has broken dormancy.
Pests and Potential Problems
The most destructive diseases in the cultivation of asters are various forms of stem-rot. They are of fungus origin and are induced by allowing the plants to remain moist too long at a time.
The infection usually takes place in the seed-row, but often no effect is noticed until the plants are nearly full-grown, when they suddenly wilt and die. The “yellow disease” causes the plants to have a bleached appearance and to make a spindling growth. Thorough cultivation of the soil is the best preventive.
Environmental Concerns
New England aster is not known to invade in areas where this species does not naturally occur.
Cultivars, Improved, and Selected Materials (and area of origin)
According to the publication entitled „Improved Conservation Plants Materials Released by NRCS and Cooperators through September 2001‟, there are no cultivars, source identified, selected or tested class releases of New England aster from the Plant Materials Program.