Euryops chrysanthemoides

This South African shrubby perennial grows to around 1m tall. It has lush green ferny-looking foliage and large bright yellow daisy flowers in autumn and winter; with regular dead-heading, it will have some flowers during the rest of the year too. It can be pruned quite hard every so often, but eventually it will need to be replaced when it becomes worn out and straggly. It is easy to grow from a cutting or one of the many seedlings it produces.

Like most daisy plants, it likes well-drained soil in a sunny position and will tolerate considerable dryness. It associates well with the Mediterranean plants that flourish in Sydney and flower in late winter, such as rosemary, perennial wallflower (Erysimum 'Winter Joy'), tall bearded irises, Echium candicans and Euphorbia species. It also looks good with blue Salvia in autumn and winter, as a colour contrast.

Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

 Out now in my Sydney Garden.