Botanical Name: Bahia absinthifolia Add
Common Name: Yellow Bahia  
Plant photo of: Bahia absinthifolia
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Yellow Bahia is a perennial ground cover that will even grow in shallow caliche. It grows in full sun; it is drought tolerant, but with some additional moisture, it will bloom until frost season. It is a fast grower and will reseed. It has 1" yellow daisies and silvery foliage; it is herbaceous. It is constantly in bloom in the low desert from spring until late fall. It can then be cut to the ground for fresh regrowth in spring. It spreads also by underground rhizomes.
Tolerates 15f