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Asteriscus sericeus * Canary Island Daisy

Asteriscus sericeus forms a low mound 2-3 feet tall that is almost always covered in yellow blooms. The Canary Island Daisy can get as much as 4 feet across. The hairs on the leaves give the Canary Island Daisy a silvery sheen. Asteriscus sericeus is hardy to 15 degrees. I have found them to be very drought tolerant, though they look best in our area with at least twice monthly irrigation. The yellow flowers of Asteriscus sericeus are approximately 1.5" in diameter and almost always in bloom. Asteriscus sericeus will tolerate some partial afternoon shade, and may appreciate it in hot inland gardens. Asteriscus sericeus is a great addition to the Butterfly Garden where it attracts the Dwarf Yellow Sulfur, Painted Lady, Mormon Metalmark, California Common Ringlet, Great Purple Hairstreak, Hedgerow Hairstreak, and Gray Hairstreak Butterflies.

Asteriscus sericius, Canary Island Daisy

Flowers and foliage of Asteriscus sericius the Canary Island. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.