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Euryops acraeus (photo courtesy of Richard Shiell)
Euryops acraeus (photo courtesy of Richard Shiell)

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Euryops acraeus

Asteraceae (Compositae)
Evergreen, Shrubs

EURYOPS

Native to South Africa. Grown for their profuse show of cheerful yellow daisies over a long season. Leaves are finely divided; flower heads are daisylike. Long bloom season; keep old flowers picked off. Plants need excellent drainage. They thrive on buffeting ocean winds but are damaged by sharp frosts. Take well to container culture.

Euryops acraeus

Mounded growth reaches to 2 ft. tall and wide. Silvery gray leaves to 3/4 in. long. Inch-wide, bright yellow daisies cover the plant in spring. Mountain native and thus hardier to frost than E. pectinatus and its varieties. Has been used as a rock garden plant in western Washington and Oregon. May not survive winters in colder zones unless protected from excess moisture.

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