Euryops Pectinatus & Virgineus
Yellow Daisy Bush, Honey Daisy
Euryops Pectinatus is an indigenous yellow daisy bush that will give you immense joy with its profusion of yellow daisies. It simply never stops flowering!
On a bright sunny, day, hundreds of acid-yellow daisies will catch your eye from afar. The blue-green, fern-like foliage is also attractive.
The shrub grows to about 1 x 1 m in size and is a great filler plant. The acid-yellow of the flowers draws the eye, so use it either singly as a focal point or in uneven numbers throughout the garden. As with most herbaceous plants, it will start to look scrappy after several years, but you can keep it tidy with an light pruning and by dead-heading the flowers.
The shrub propagates easily and is inexpensive to purchase, so you may prefer to replace it if starts to look dismal.
There is an exotic variety called the ‘golden daisy bush’ with yellow-green foliage but this species seeds itself prolifically in its immediate vicinity and it can become quite invasive, especially in a small garden.
Euryops Virgineus, or honey daisy, is a very hardy daisy with delicate, needle-like foliage and softly-scented, small, yellow flowers from winter to spring.
It grows to a relatively large size, about 1,5 x 1,5m, and is the perfect pioneer plant for a new garden, providing some colour and holding the fort while you wait for other shrubs to grow. It can become twiggy and will then need to be cut back heavily.
When do Euryops Bloom?
You can expect daisy flowers from June to October, or even beyond that.
Most suitable climate for Euryops
With the exception of the harshest winter climates, E. pectinatus grows everywhere.
What they need
Location: full sun.
Soil: light-sandy soil that drains well, enriched with compost.
Water: watering once or twice a week during the warm summer months is more than enough.
Fertilizing and pruning: feed in late summer using an ordinary garden fertilizer. Deadhead spent flowers regularly. Trim back the bush to encourage new growth when it has finished flowering.
In a nutshell
Floriferous and cheerful