Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
The sunny daisy-flowers of brittlebush are a familiar sight in the deserts of the Southwest United States and northern Mexico. The rounded, aromatic plants bear long-stemmed clusters of bright yellow blooms in spring, and sometimes again in fall or winter. The fuzzy, silver-gray, oval to lance-shaped leaves occur mostly toward the tips of the branches. Plants drop their leaves during severe drought, refoliating when rain returns.
This plant thrives in sun and well drained soils, and is remarkably tolerant of both persistent wind and extreme heat. It grows most rapidly and densely with periodic watering and light fertilizing. Reshape annually in the fall. It is perfect for juxtaposing with cacti. Plants may self-sow abundantly.
9 - 7
7 - 9
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m
Southwestern United States, California, Mexico
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant
Container, Cutflower, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
Preferred Commerce. All Rights Reserved.