AZ Arboretums

Wedelia trilobata

Wedelia trilobata

Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Origin: Unknown
Sunset Zones: 12, 13, 21-24
Light: Full sun or light shade
Soil: Prefers sandy soil. Fast draining, reasonably salt tolerant
Water: Regular water

Use as a groundcover and for bank stabilization. Good choice for raised planters.

Trailing perennial, 1 to 1-1/2 ft. in spreading mounds. Rapid growth. Spreads fast by creeping, rooting stems that root wherever stems touch damp earth.

Fleshy evergreen dark glossy green leaves to 4 inches long and 2 inches wide, with a few course teeth or shallow lobes towards the tips.

1/2-inch-wide tiny yellow flower heads. Blooms throughout the year when in sun, sparsely in the shade. Resemble tiny zinnias or marigolds.

Tip cuttings in moist soil or lift rooted pieces and plant. Cut back if mounding becomes high or plant becomes stemmy. Killed to ground by frost, but makes fast comeback. Tolerates high heat of desert.