Mat Daisy, Atlas Daisy

Latin Name: Anacyclus depressus
Common Name: Mat Daisy, Atlas Daisy
Mature Height (ft): 2-5 inches
Mature Width: 6-10"

Mature Shape

Low growing and spreading groundcover.
Mulch: Inorganic or organic.

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Mat daisy is a low growing spring blooming plant. Drought tolerant. Not exactly a groundcover, as the top growth disappears during summer and reemerges as a green basal rosette in fall, getting ready to bloom again in the spring. Blooms late March to May with small white daisy-like flowers that have pink undersides. Forms a compact ground-hugging mat. Will self seed some, but never invasively.

Use in Garden

Rock and cactus gardens, xeristrips and xeric gardens. A good plant for in between pavers in a sunny location.


No maintenance.