Bahia ambrosoides
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Bahia ambrosoides

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Common name:  Chamiza Blance

Special notes:  Chamiza blanca is an unusual, rarely-seen evergreen shrub from Chile with showy daisy-like blossoms in the spring.  It has finely-cut foliage and compact growth.

Family:  Asteraceae
Native to:  Chile
Form:  Evergreen shrub
Size:  3 feet high x 5 feet wide
Blooms:  Major bloom in spring, but may flower year-round
Attracts:  Bees
Flowers:  White with yellow centers
Light:  Full sun
Water:  Moderate water until established; then very drought tolerant
Hardiness:  Protect from frosts
Soil:  Prefers well-drained soils.  If in clay, plant on a mound