Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Zone
Zones vary by species.
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Asteriscus

Asteraceae (Compositae)
Perennials, Flowers

These leafy, evergreen, almost shrubby plants produce showy yellow, 1 1/2–2-in. daisies throughout most of the year. Shear spent flowers to neaten appearance and prolong bloom.

Asteriscus sericeus (photo courtesy of San Marcos Growers)
Asteriscus sericeus (photo courtesy of San Marcos Growers)

Click to Enlarge

Asteriscus sericeus

To 3 ft. tall and wide, shrubbier than A. maritimus. Silky, silvery leaves set off bright yellow flowers for a silver-and-gold effect. The foliage has an odd odor, and old leaves tend to blacken and adhere to the stems. If groomed, makes a striking container plant.

You Might Also Like...

Grape, American hybrids

American varieties crossed with European grapes, with a mix of their parents’ characteristics. I...

Pecan

Native to the south-central U.S.; botanical name is Carya illinoinensis. This is a graceful, ...

Dryas

These are hardy, choice plants for rock gardens. Evergreen or partially so and somewhat shrubby at the...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement