Golden Daisy Bush Euryops pectinatus

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
grey-leaved euryops


Euryops pectinatus, commonly known as the golden daisy bush, is a visually striking plant characterized by its bright and abundant yellow daisy-like flowers. These cheerful blossoms have a classic daisy shape, boasting a central disc surrounded by slender petals that radiate outward, creating a sun-like effect. The color of the flowers is a vivid yellow which tends to attract various pollinators. The foliage of the golden daisy bush is equally distinctive, composed of small, green, glossy leaves that are finely divided, giving them a lacy or fern-like appearance. These leaves cover the plant densely, providing a lush, textured backdrop that contrasts beautifully with the bright yellow blooms. The overall impression of the golden daisy bush is one of vibrancy and exuberance, making it a popular choice for gardens and landscapes where a splash of color is desired. With its showy flowers and attractive foliage, it can serve as a focal point in a garden setting or be used in mass plantings for a dramatic effect.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Gray-leaved Euryops, Silver-leaf Daisy, Grey-leaved Euryops

    • Common names

      Gamolepis chrysanthemoides, Euryops chrysanthemoides, Osteospermum chrysanthemoides.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Euryops pectinatus, commonly known as the Gray-leaf Euryops or Woolly Resin Bush, is not listed as a plant with known specific toxicity to humans. However, as with many plants, it is generally advised to not ingest parts of the plant due to the potential for unknown or unexpected reactions, including possible gastrointestinal discomfort or allergic reactions. If concern arises due to accidental ingestion, it is best to consult with a medical professional.

    • To pets

      The Gray-leaf Euryops or Woolly Resin Bush (Euryops pectinatus) is not widely recognized as a toxic plant to pets. However, similar to precautions advised for humans, it is generally recommended to prevent pets from ingesting the plant. Many plants can cause vomiting or diarrhea in pets if ingested, even if they are not specifically known to be toxic. If your pet has ingested this plant and is showing adverse symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4 feet (1.22 meters)

    • Spread

      5 feet (1.52 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      South Africa


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Euryops pectinatus, commonly known as Golden Daisy Bush, has bright yellow daisy-like flowers that add a splash of color to gardens and landscapes.
    • Drought Tolerance: Adapted to dry conditions, making it suitable for water-wise gardens and environments with water restrictions.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care once established, making it ideal for gardeners seeking plants that do not demand a lot of time and resources.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The vibrant flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Long Blooming Period: It has a lengthy flowering season, providing color and visual interest for much of the year.
    • Sunlight Resilience: Thrives in full sun, making it a great choice for sunny spots where other plants might struggle.
    • Soil Adaptability: Can handle various soil types, although it prefers well-drained soil, broadening the locations where it can be planted.
    • Wind Resistance: Sturdy and capable of withstanding windy conditions, suitable for coastal gardens or exposed sites.
    • Evergreen Foliage: Retains its leaves throughout the year, maintaining garden greenery even when other plants are dormant.
    • Versatility: Can be used for various landscaping purposes, including borders, rockeries, and as a ground cover.
    • Fast Growing: Establishes and grows quickly, providing rapid results for landscaping projects.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Artistic Muse: Euryops pectinatus, commonly known as the golden daisy bush, can inspire artists and photographers with its bright yellow flowers, serving as the subject of paintings, drawings, and photography projects.
    • Dye Source: The vibrant flowers can be used to create a natural yellow dye for fabrics, crafting projects, or even as a colorant in natural cosmetics.
    • Insectary Plant: By attracting beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, the golden daisy bush can be planted to support pollinator populations in gardens or agricultural settings.
    • Educational Resource: This plant can be used in schools or educational programs to teach students about plant biology, pollination, and the importance of biodiversity.
    • Drought-Tolerant Landscaping: The golden daisy bush is resilient in arid conditions and can be used in xeriscaping to reduce the need for watering in dry climates.
    • Windbreak Planting: When planted in a row or hedge, Euryops pectinatus can act as a windbreak to protect more delicate plants or reduce soil erosion.
    • Floral Arrangements: The bright yellow flowers of the golden daisy bush are long-lasting and can be used in both fresh and dried floral arrangements.
    • Erosion Control: Its root system can help stabilize slopes and banks, preventing soil erosion in areas prone to water runoff.
    • Habitat Restoration: This species can be used in habitat restoration projects to re-establish native flora and provide resources for wildlife.
    • Sensory Gardens: The plant's distinct texture and color provide a sensory experience and are often included in gardens designed for the visually impaired or for sensory stimulation.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The African Bush Daisy is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The African Bush Daisy is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Resilience and Toughness: Euryops pectinatus, commonly known as the Golden Daisy Bush, thrives in harsh environments and poor soils, symbolizing the ability to endure and prosper despite difficulties.
    • Optimism and Positivity: With its bright yellow flowers, the Golden Daisy Bush can represent a sunny disposition or a positive outlook on life.
    • Cheerfulness: The vivid, daisy-like blooms of the plant are often associated with joy and are used to uplift spirits and bring happiness to garden spaces.
    • Perseverance: The plant's capacity to bloom prolifically for much of the year signifies persistent effort and the idea of never giving up.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Euryops pectinatus, commonly known as the gray-leaf yellow euryops, prefers to be watered when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. This typically means watering it thoroughly about once a week, although this can vary depending on the temperature and humidity. Ensure that the plant receives enough water to moisten the soil all the way through, but avoid waterlogging. During the active growing season in spring and summer, you may need to water the yellow euryops more frequently, particularly if it's in a hot, dry climate, aiming for about one gallon per week depending on the size of the plant and pot. In the fall and winter, reduce watering to every other week or less, ensuring that the soil doesn't remain soggy.

  • sunLight

    Yellow euryops thrives best in full sun conditions where it can receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. It's ideal to place it in a location where sunlight is abundant, such as a south or west-facing spot if grown indoors, or an open garden bed with minimal shade outdoors. Avoid placing the yellow euryops in heavily shaded areas as this can impede its growth and flowering.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The yellow euryops is resilient in a variety of temperatures but grows best between 50 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can tolerate lows down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but frost can severely damage the plant, so protection is advisable in colder climates. Ideal conditions include warm days and slightly cooler nights within the stated range.

  • scissorsPruning

    Regular pruning of the yellow euryops encourages bushier growth and more prolific blooming. Prune the plant lightly after each flush of flowers to remove spent blooms and shape the plant, usually twice during the growing season. The best time for a more thorough pruning is late winter or early spring before the new growth starts, cutting back the plant to maintain its size and promote healthy new shoots.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The Golden Daisy Bush thrives best in a well-draining soil mix, such as a combination of loam, sand, and peat with good aeration. Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0 and 7.5 for optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    The Golden Daisy Bush, typically being a shrub, doesn't need frequent repotting. Consider repotting it every 2-3 years to replenish the soil and to accommodate the growth of the plant if it's kept in a container.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    The Golden Daisy Bush prefers low to moderate humidity levels and is tolerant of dry conditions once established. It does not require high humidity to thrive.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright light, avoid overwatering, and ensure good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-drained soil, and protect from severe frosts.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Euryops pectinatus, commonly known as Golden Daisy Bush, begins its life cycle as a seed, which, when sown in well-drained soil and with the right environmental conditions, germinates. After germination, seedlings emerge and grow into young plants, developing a robust root system and foliage. This evergreen shrub then reaches the vegetative stage, where it produces dense, finely divided, dark green leaves. Upon maturity, the Golden Daisy Bush undergoes the flowering stage, typically in spring or summer, producing bright yellow, daisy-like flowers that attract pollinators and can last until the fall. Following pollination, the flowers develop into small, dry fruits called achenes which contain seeds that eventually disperse, starting the life cycle anew. Throughout its life, which can last several years, the Golden Daisy Bush requires full sun exposure and moderate water to thrive and can be pruned to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The Euryops pectinatus, commonly known as the Golden Daisy Bush, can be propagated most effectively by softwood cuttings, a technique most commonly employed in late spring or early summer when the plant's growth is most vigorous. The process involves cutting a healthy, non-flowering stem around 4 to 6 inches long (10 to 15 cm), stripping the leaves from the lower half of the cutting, and dipping the cut end into a rooting hormone. This prepared cutting should then be placed into a well-draining soil mix, ensuring that the leafless part of the stem is buried. To retain humidity, the cutting can be lightly covered with a plastic bag or placed in a propagator. The environment should be kept warm, between 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 18 to 24 degrees Celsius), and the soil should be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. Roots typically develop within a few weeks, after which the cutting can be gradually acclimated to less humid conditions before being transplanted into the garden.