Brittle Bush


 Encelia farinosa


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Form: Shrub
Seasonality: Evergreen, perennial
Size: 3ft high by 3 ft wide

Leaves: Triangular, simple, silvery, gray or whitish;

Flowers: Clusters of daisy-like yellow flowers; held on stalks above foliage

Fruit: Seed
Stems/Trunks: Mounding habit;

Range/Origin: Sonora and Mohave deserts
Hardiness: Sunset Zones 8-16, 18-24, H1

Comments: Low Litter, No Thorns


  • Exposure: Full sun, reflected heat
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Adaptable, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed,
  • Maintenance: Moderate, prune as desired


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