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Orange Zexmenia, Rough Zexmenia
Scientific Name: Zexmenia hispida (Kunth) A. Gray
Synonym: Wedelia texana, Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida, Wedelia hispida
Family: Asteraceae
Orange Zexmenia, Rough Zexmenia (Zexmenia  hispida)
Zexmenia hispida "Devil's river"
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-13
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Deciduous in colder areas, evergreen in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun, or afternoon shade. It is more sprawling in the shade

Origin: Southwestern USA (Texas), Mexico (Chihuahua)

Growth Habits: Shrubby perennial, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm), 3 feet wide (90 cm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water when established, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

The Zexmenia hispida has rough leaves, untoothed or slightly toothed margins. It is a good plant for butterfly gardens. It is generally left alone by deers.

Cultural Practices:
Becomes sprawly if it gets too much shade.

Blooming Habits:
The Zexmenia has yellow flowers from spring to fall.

Fruiting Habits:

Blooms in 2 years from seeds.

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