Members of the Layia genus are bushy hardy annuals that reach an height of 45 to 60 cm (18 to 24 inches).
They carry yellow daisy-like flowers and have a foliage of greyish green.
Layia platyglossa by Joedecruyenaere.
Layia bloom from the end of spring through to autumn The common names for Layia include Tidy tips.
Common Names: Tidy Tips: Coastal; Sierra; Tall; Beach; Smooth; Woodland; White Daisy: Pale Yellow.
Life Cycle: Hardy annual.
Height: 18 to 50 inches (45 to 130 cm).
Native: North America.
Growing Region: Zones 3 to 10.
Tidy tips should be sown following the last frost of spring, or in late summer for a late bloom in warm climates. Sow at a depth of 3 mm (1/8 inch).
Layia plants such as Tidy tips can grow in either a sunny or partially shaded location that has good drainage.
Tidy tips has a preference for a light soil of pH 5 to 8.
If starting Tidy tips off indoors, then it should be started about seven weeks before due to be grown outdoors.
It will take from one to five weeks to germinate at 21 to 24 degrees centigrade (70 to 75°F).
Once ready, plants should be planted outdoors following the last frost of spring at a distance of 10 to 20 cm (4 to 8 inches; small Layia species) to 35 cm apart (14 inches; large varieties).
Once growing, Tidy tips (Layia) should be watered regularly and will require to be fed a fertilizer every month.