Asteriscus sericeus * Canary Island Daisy
Asteriscus sericeus forms a low mound 2-3 feet tall that is almost always covered in yellow blooms. The Canary Island Daisy can get as much as 4 feet across. The hairs on the leaves give the Canary Island Daisy a silvery sheen. Asteriscus sericeus is hardy to 15 degrees. I have found them to be very drought tolerant, though they look best in our area with at least twice monthly irrigation. The flowers of Asteriscus sericeus are approximately 1.5" in diameter and almost always in bloom. Asteriscus sericeus will tolerate some partial afternoon shade, and may appreciate it in hot inland gardens.
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