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Encelia farinosa
Encelia farinosa

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Zones 8-16, 18-24
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Minimal Water
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Encelia farinosa

Brittlebush, Incienso
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Deciduous, Shrubs

ENCELIA

Much-branched shrubs 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, stiff-branched shrub (sap is fragrant) with silvery, woolly leaves to 3 in. long in dense clusters. Shrub bears a profusion of yellow daisies with brown centers. Grows 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.

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