Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (Zexmenia)
Zexmenia is a lovely, no hassle addition to any sunny or partly sunny garden. It actually is a small shrub with its lower stem becoming woody with age.
Zexmenia is a heat-loving plant that produces yellow/orange flowers on and off late spring through fall. It thrives in rocky soils, but it is adaptable as long as the soil is well-draining. It is long-lived, drought tolerant and easy to grow. It may be trimmed periodically to shape or promote denser growth. Too much water or shade will make it leggy.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Sun to part shade|
|Bloom time||On and off late spring through fall|
|Mature height||2 ft|
|Mature spread||2 ft|
Bordered Patch, Sierran Metalmark, Lacinia Patch butterfly
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|