Euryops chrysanthemoides is also known as African Bush Daisy or Bull’s-eye. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Euryops chrysanthemoides is native to South Africa. It is a compact, branched evergreen shrub. The name is derived from Greek, ‘eurys’ meaning large, ‘ops’ meaning eye which refers to the flower, and ‘chrysanthemoides’ means like Chrysanthemum.
It grows to 2m or 6ft tall. The foliage is similar to oak leaves with deeply indented lobes. The flowers are daisy-like and yellow with an orangish-yellow center. The flowers appear on long stalks above the leaves. It usually flowers from spring and summer into autumn. After flowering, it produces a number of small ridged black seeds.
It is a hardy plant which flowers continuously adding color to the landscape. It tolerates dry and poor soils. However, for optimum result, plant Euryops chrysanthemoides in organically rich soil in the sun. Deadhead flowers to prolong flowering. It is frost hardy to -7ºC or 19F.
Propagate Euryops chrysanthemoides by seed, or cuttings. It can self seed.