Brachyglottis compacta
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Brachyglottis compacta

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Common name:  Daisy Bush

Special notes:  A hardy plant from the North Island of New Zealand, the Bush Daisy looks attractive year-round, with gray-green leaves on top, and silver below, giving it a distinctive silver edge.  The bright yellow flowers provide a nice contrast to the leaves.

Family:  Asteraceae
Native to:  New Zealand, North Island
Form:  Evergreen shrub
Size:  3 feet tall x 4 feet wide
Blooms:  Summer
Attracts:  Bees
Flowers:  Yellow, daisy-like
Light:  Full to part sun
Water:  Moderate
Hardiness:  Hardy in the Bay Area
Soil:  Best in well-draining soil