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Encelia farinosa (photo courtesy of Steven A. Gunther)
Encelia farinosa (photo courtesy of Steven A. Gunther)

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Zones 8-16, 18-24
Full Sun
Full
Minimal Water
Minimal

Encelia farinosa

Brittlebush, Incienso
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Deciduous, Shrubs

ENCELIA

Much-branched shrubs grow to 3 ft. high and 4 ft. wide, with typically sparse foliage that tends to drop in times of drought. Loose clusters of yellow daisies bloom in spring; after bloom, cut back by at least a third to encourage repeat flowering. Useful for out-of-the-way places out of reach of irrigation. Be especially careful not to overwater in summer in hot desert regions.

Encelia farinosa

Native to the Southwest. Rounded, aromatic (sap is fragrant), stiff-branched shrub with silvery, woolly leaves to 3 in. long in dense clusters. Shrub bears a profusion of yellow- or brown-centered daisies. 

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