African Bush Daisy flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 9a
Other Names: African Daisy, Shrub Daisy, Bush-daisy
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
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. It has dark green foliage. The ferny leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
African Bush Daisy is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, 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.
African Bush Daisy is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
African Bush Daisy will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub 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 species is not originally from North America.