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Euryops pectinatus AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conservatory/Greenhouse or Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Autumn, Summer and Winter

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

grey-leaved euryops

Family

Asteraceae


Euryops can be annuals, herbaceous perennials, evergreen sub-shrubs or shrubs with simple or divided leaves and daisy-like flower-heads

E. pectinatus is an evergreen shrub to 1m in height and width, with pinnately cut, grey-hairy leaves and long-stalked yellow daisies to 5cm across from early summer, and into winter when grown under glass

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost with added sharp sand in full light. Water freely when in growth and keep just moist in winter. Can be grown outdoors in sheltered, frost-free areas in most moderately fertile soils

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed at 10 to 13 °C in spring or root softwood cuttings in late spring, semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Trim lightly after flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free