• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Nearly year-round; heaviest in spring.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:EW-ree-ops pek-ti-NAH-tus
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Nearly year-round; heaviest in spring.
    Flower color:Yellow
    Design IdeasThese free-blooming shrubs are dwarfed to fit into smaller spaces. Use as edging or in plant in masses for a bold color statement. Line driveways and walkways with them to clean up the edges, and combine with other desert hot-zone plants that stand up to inland conditions.
    Companion PlantsPrincess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbago (Plumbago); Salvia (Salvia); Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to develop a deep, extensive root system. Container plants will continue to need regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    The daisy flowers of this popular plant points to its inclusion into the Compositae, and it is further classified into the Senecio Tribe within that family. This genus was classified by a little known French aristocratic botanist, Comte de Alesandre Cassini, 1781-1832. The genus consists of about 50 species of evergreens mostly native to the mild climate of South Africa. This species could have been among those early descriptions of Carl Thunberg, a physician and botanist who spent three years in that region and was considered the father of South African botany.His work, when studied later in Europe revealed many plants classified by the noted leaders in the new system of binomial nomenclature instituted by Carolus Linnaeus of Sweden. This is a newer dwarf form is a garden variety.