Resin bush


Euryops is a member of the aster family (Asteraceae) and native to South Africa where it grows as a small evergreen shrub or semi-shrub. Unlike its relative the marguerite or Paris daisy (Argyranthemum), the yellow flower heads are produced from spring to late summer. To ensure a profusion of flowers it needs a warm, sunny position where it is protected from the wind. It needs plenty of water during the summer and on particularly hot days it may even need watering twice a day. During the flowering sea- son, fertilizer should be applied once a week and dead blooms removed regularly.

Large specimens can be cut back in spring and even in autumn if space is at a premi- urn in the place where they are over-wintered. Move to a light, frost-free place with a temperature of 5-10° C (41-50° F), well-ventilated to avoid grey mould. Propagate from greenwood cuttings in spring. Watch out for aphids, white fly, spicier mites and leaf miners.

24. July 2014 by Dave Pinkney
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