Common Name: daisy bush
Origin/Ecology: Hybrid of several New Zealand Brachyglottis species (known as “Dunedin hybrids”).
Habit: Small, spreading shrub to about 75 cm tall.
Leaves: Leaf backs and new leaves are covered in a white, woolly tomentum. Upper surface glabrescent (becoming glabrous). Leaves are greyish, ovate, to 8 cm in length.
Leaf Arrangement: alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Flowers are 3 cm yellow daisies on floppy stems in summer. Flowers have relatively short rays.
Water Use, Soil: Intolerant of poor drainage. Drought tolerant.
Exposure: Intolerant of shade but heat tolerant. Requires position away from cold, drying winds.
Landscape Uses: Flower borders and beds, city and courtyard gardens, coastal settings, informal, gravel gardens.
Limitations: Branches die back with temperatures below -10C.