I planted Berlandiera lyrata for many reasons, and it has proved a stellar plant in my garden, far beyond the charm of the unusual fragrance. It is tolerant of low-desert heat as well as a good deal of cold, said to be hardy to -15 F/-26 C. Although I watered it frequently during its first summer, this summer it is thriving on widely spaced, deep waterings.
The rayed blooms are a creamy golden yellow, centered with burgundy.
Now that it has filled out, it makes a wonderful carpet beneath Acacia salicina, with some stems actually clambering up into the nearby shrub Senna nemophila. Clearly Berlandiera has a good many possibilities in a garden!
As I have just discovered the wonderful Thursdays Feature at Cosmos and Cleome I am also linking this post there, where a number of other special plants can be discovered! Ed. Unfortunately, apparently I am not linking there; once again I am unable to post on a WordPress blog, this time despite my recent flirtation with Gravatar!