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Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy

Euryops chrysanthemoides 'Sonnenschein'

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Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy (Euryops chrysanthemoides 'Sonnenschein') at Plants Unlimited

Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy flowers

Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy flowers

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Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy (Euryops chrysanthemoides 'Sonnenschein') at Plants Unlimited

Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy flowers

Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9a

Other Names:  Sunshine African Daisy, Shrub Daisy, Bush-daisy

Description:

A striking, floriferous accent plant, forming a compact, bushy mound, topped year-round with golden-yellow blooms; peak flowering fall through spring; great as a low flowering hedge in mild climates; ideal in hot dry beds and borders

Ornamental Features

Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy has masses of beautiful yellow daisy flowers with gold eyes rising above the foliage from early fall to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its ferny leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sonnenschein African Bush Daisy will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it is technically a woody plant, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as a perennial in our climate if planted outdoors over the winter, usually regrowing from its base (crown) the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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