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Perky Sue
Scientific Name: Tetraneuris argentea (Gray) Greene
Synonym: Actinella argentea, Hymenoxys argentea
Family: Asteraceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 6-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: USA (Arizona, New Mexico) in rocky areas, at 5000 to 7000 feet elevation (1500-2100 m)

Growth Habits: Perennial, 4 to 16 inches tall (10-40 cm); basal and stem leaves with fuzzy silver undersides

Watering Needs: Grows well on rocky or poor soils, low to moderate water use

Propagation: Seeds in spring

Blooming Habits:
The Perky Sue bears solitary yellow flowerheads in summer, similar to the desert marigolds. It blooms early and will bloom again as long as it gets enough water.

Fruiting Habits:

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