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How to Grow Euryops

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Euryops is a perennial subshrub that is covered with bright yellow, daisy-like flowers in early spring and intermittently through fall. Euryops grows to about 3 feet tall and wide, sometimes larger. The foliage is comprised of grey-green leaves that are deeply divided.

Euryops is highly adapted to coastal habitats with wind, salt spray, sandy soils, and mild levels of drought. Euryops can tolerate many types of soils but does require good drainage and moderate levels of water and sun to grow at its best.

Euryops can be included in shrub borders and rock gardens. It will grow best in a sheltered location.

Euryops is a genus of about 100 species of evergreen shrubs and subshrubs native to southern Africa.

Get to know Euryops

  • Plant type: Evergreen shrub, subshrub
  • Growing zones and range: Zones 8-11
  • Hardiness: Hardy to Zone 8
  • Height and width: 12 to 36 inches tall and wide depending on the variety
  • Foliage: Grey-green leaves are deeply divided
  • Flowers: Daisy-like flowerheads are bright yellow
  • Bloom time: Spring to autumn
  • Uses: Shrub border, rock garden, container
  • Common name: Euryops
  • Botanical name: Euryops
  • Family name: Asteraceae
  • Origin: Southern Africa
Euryops pectinatus
Euryops pectinatus

Where to plant Euryops

  1. Plant Euryops in full sun.
  2. Grow Euryops in moderately fertile. well-drained soil.
  3. Where not hardy, grow Euryops in a greenhouse.

When to plant Euryops

  • Set container-grown Euryops in the garden in spring or autumn.

Planting and spacing Euryops

  • Space Euryops 24 to 36 inches apart.

How to water and feed Euryops

  • Water Euryops freely during the growing season. Water sparingly in winter.
  • Fertilize Euryops with a balanced, liquid fertilizer in spring.

Euryops care

  • Trim Euryops lights after flowering to restrict growth.

Euryops pests and diseases

  • Euryops is infrequently bothered by pests or diseases.

Euryops propagation

  • Sow Euryops seed in spring.
  • Start softwood cutting in late spring.

Euryops varieties to grow

  • Euryops acraenus. Dense, dome-shaped shrub grows to 12 inches tall and wide; linear flattened, leathery, silvery grey leaves; deep yellow flowerheads to 1 inch across;
  • E. pectinatus. Medium to large evergreen perennial 3 to 6 feet tall and wide; gray-green leaves are deeply divided; bright yellow, daisy-like flowers cover the plant in spring and intermittently throug fall; cultivar ‘Viridis’ has deep green foliage.

Written by Stephen Albert

Stephen Albert is a horticulturist, master gardener, and certified nurseryman who has taught at the University of California for more than 25 years. He holds graduate degrees from the University of California and the University of Iowa. His books include Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, Vegetable Garden Almanac & Planner, Tomato Grower’s Answer Book, and Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide. His Vegetable Garden Grower’s Masterclass is available online. has more than 10 million visitors each year.

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