Horseherb Details


  • Also Known As: Straggler Daisy, Lawnflower, Prostrate Lawnflower
  • Botanical Name: Calyptocarpus vialis
  • Plant Type: Groundcover
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Lawn Substitute, Rock Garden
  • Ornamental Value: Yellow
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Birds, Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 1'
  • Plant Height: 0.5'


Forms a dense mat in partial shade to shady areas with little or no water. Produces yellow flowers from spring into fall. Can be mowed like a lawn. Mow approximately every 4 weeks to keep neat. Tolerates moderate foot traffic.

Ground Cover Care Guide