Sunshine Daisy Bush
Sunshine Daisy Bush is an excellent evergreen ground cover or border planting! We were turned on to this one by our friends on Orcas Island who plant it along the edges of their pathways so that when the moon starlight catches the white edges of the leaves at night it reflects back to highlight the pathway’s edge. It is a native of New Zealand where it grows on rocky outcrops and bluffs on the southern part of the North Island. Bright yellow daisy-like flowers pop up in the spring and add a nice touch of color to the silvery green leaves. Very drought tolerant once established.
Latin Name: Senecio greyi
Site and Soil: Sunshine Daisy Bush prefers well draining soil and tolerates a wide range of soils.
Hardiness: 10º Fahrenheit, possibly lower once established
Size at Maturity: 3 feet high
Bloom Time: Summer
Pests & Diseases: None
USDA Zone: 8