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Bush Daisy


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Bush Daisy

Euryops pectinatus

  • Common Name: Bush Daisy (other common names: Golden Euryops, Golden Daisy Bush, Yellow Bush Daisy, Euryops Species)
  • Scientific Name: Euryops pectinatus
  • Family Name:    Asteraceae
  • Origin: Africa
  • Height: 2’ – 3’, possibly 4’ – 5’ in good conditions
  • Width: 3’ - 4’
  • Growth: moderate
  • Zone: 9B - 11
  • Light Needs: Full sun
  • Salt Tolerance:  moderate
  • Soil/PH/Texture: it is not finicky grows in most soils, mildly acidic to neutral (pH 6.1 – 7.5)
  • Soil Moisture: average water needs, keep waters during dry spells for maximum flowering
  • Drought Tolerance: moderate
  • Pests/Diseases: no serious pests or diseases but maybe slug, snails or thrips and can develop foliar chlorosis if soil alkalinity is too high.
  • Growing Conditions: easy to grow and low maintenance
  • Characteristics: the leaves are fern-like, hairy, pinnate, and the dark green foliage is a great backdrop to the striking bright 1” – 2” yellow flowers that appear throughout the season in great numbers. In Florida they will bloom almost year-round.
  • Propagation: by stem cuttings and seeds
  • Wildlife: attracts bees, birds, and butterflies
  • Facts: parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested
  • Designer Considerations: use in mass plantings, in garden beds, as an accent shrub, windbreak, hedge, erosion control, great for xeriscaping, and works well in containers for patios or decks.