Grey-Leaved Euryops

Euryops pectinatus

Gray-Leaf Euryops, Brighteyes, Resin Bush, Woolly Resin Bush, Golden Euryops, Golden Daisy Bush

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An attractive and colourful medium-sized shrub growing up to 1.5 m with bright-yellow daisy-like flowers and soft grey to green leaves. Flowering nearly all year round, peaking in springtime. It is an excellent garden plant, as it is very versatile, easy to grow and is fairly low maintenance. Responds well to pruning in autumn or winter and resprouts​ vigorously. This colorful garden plant is also water-wise and therefore great choice for xeriscaping.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest seeds at the end of summer. Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed. Collect the pod when the flowers fade and allow it to dry out or allow the pods to dry on the plant and then break them open to collect seeds. Seeds don't store well, so sow them as soon as possible.

Propagation

Seed

Sow seeds in Spring or Autumn, 1.5 times deeper than the size of the seed. Germination takes 2-3 weeks.

Cuttings

Root softwood cuttings in late spring and semi-hardwood cuttings during summer.

Special features

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

The bright, daisy-like flowers are 5 cm wide and bloom nearly all year round with the main display in spring.

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Special features

Origin

South Africa, South-western Cape, from Gifberg to the South Peninsula.

Natural climate

Medditerranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes

Colourful garden plant that is water wise.

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

Golden Daisy Bush generally does not suffer from pests or diseases.

Credits

profile iconEuryops pectinatus
by SHARON TURNER, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, June 2001 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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