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Care of the plant Pallenis maritima or Canary Island daisy.

Care of the plant Pallenis maritima or Canary Island daisy

The genus Pallenis, family Asteraceae, comprises 10 species of herbaceous plants native to the Mediterranean region and the Canary Islands. Some species are: Pallenis maritima, Pallenis spinosa, Pallenis canescens.

Common names: Canary Island daisy, Beach Daisy, Sea Aster. This species is native to the Canary Islands, southern Portugal, the western Mediterranean, and Greece.

They are small covering plants that reach 20 cm in height. The evergreen leaves are dark grayish green and spatulate in shape. The interesting and abundant flowers are deep yellow. They bloom during spring, summer, and early fall.

They are used to cover slopes, for rockeries (combined with Rosmarinus, for example) and in pots for balconies and terraces. They are ideal for gardens by the sea.

Pallenis maritima needs full sun exposure and high temperatures. They resist occasional frosts down to -5 ºC.

The soil should be neutral or slightly acidic and very well drained. The planting is done in spring.

It's a drought resistant plant; water moderately all year long waiting for the substrate to dry completely.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from cuttings in summer or by seeds sown in spring.

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Pallenis maritima
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Pallenis maritima
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