Plants of the UNF Campus

Gamolepis chrysanthemoides (syn. Euryops chrysanthemoides) - African bush daisy
Family Asteraceae

Description:

This is a small genus of daisies from southern Africa. This native of southern Africa is a shrubby evergreen plant to three feet tall with bright yellow daisy flowers. Flowering is heaviest during the cool months of the year. It grows best in a dry situation and is noted as “deer resistant.”

 

Location:

See plants can be seen at the sidewalk circles northwest of the Administration Building and northwest of building 51.

Size:

Herbaceous plant to two to three feet tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun

Water: very drought tolerant when established

Soil: well-drained, best in low pH

This is an easy plant for northeast Florida. It grows best in a sunny, well-drained site. Prune as needed to keep the plant compact. It will flower again on the new growth.

Pruning may be required to keep the plant low and full

 

 

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