Family: Asteraceae

This genus contains over 90 species of ever-green shrubs, mostly from southern Africa, and they are grown for their large, yellow, daisy-like flowers. They have soft, grayish green, finely divided foliage.


E. pectinatus is a vigorous, easy-care shrub useful for summer and autumn colour in rock gardens and borders, and does well in seaside gardens and windy conditions. It grows to 1 m (3 ft) high and wide, producing bright yellow daisies, 5 cm (2 in) across, and grayish, feathery foliage.

E. speciosissimus (Synonym: E. athanasiae) grows quickly to 1.5 m (5 ft) and is covered in bright yellow flowers in summer. Prune well and propagate from seed.


These shrubs like a reasonably frost-free, mild to warm climate, light, well-drained soil and full sun. Frequent removal of spent flowers prolongs the bloom period. Prune after flowering to encourage a neat, rounded shape. In areas prone to hard frosts, grow in a cool, airy greenhouse. Propagate from semi-ripe cuttings in summer or from seed in spring under glass.


Zone 9 for most species.

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