Small but mighty, this Texas native thrives in high heat and poor soil. It is the perfect plant for hot and dry areas . Its daisy-shape blooms unfurl almost year-round. It has a mounding habit and offers evergreen, needle-like leaves. While it is a shrub, many gardeners treat it like a perennial. Go ahead and plant it near walls, driveways, and other areas where reflective heat is intense. Damianita will bloom through it all. Like many Southwest natives, it demands well-drained soil.