Margariton (Euryops chrysanthemoides)

View of the Euryops in bloom

Image - Flickr / Alejandro Bayer

The plant known by the scientific name Euryops chrysanthemoides It is an especially interesting one for those gardens that need low hedges or borders. And it produces a large number of beautiful flowers, remains evergreen and also resists pruning.

Does it seem little to you? Well then let me tell you that it also resists drought well from the second year that it is planted in the ground. So, Do you want to meet him?

Origin and characteristics

View of the margaritón

Image - Flickr / Arthur Chapman

It is a shrub native to South Africa, specifically the Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Swaziland. Its scientific name is Euryops chrysanthemoides, although it is known as margaritón or yellow daisy, and reaches a maximum height of two meters being normal that it stays between the 0,5 and the meter.

It has dark green leaves, with a very serrated margin. Its flowers resemble daisies; they have a diameter of about five centimeters, and they are yellow. Blooms in spring and summer.

What are their cares?

View of the flower of the Euryops or daisy

Image - Flickr / Alejandro Bayer

If you want to have a copy, we recommend you take care of it as follows:

  • Location: it must be outside, in full sun.
  • Earth:
    • Pot: universal growing substrate.
    • Garden: grows in all types of soils as long as they have good drainage.
  • Irrigation: in summer it is recommended to water at least twice a week, and the rest of the year once a week will suffice. In case of having it planted in the garden, from the second season on, the risks can be reduced.
  • Subscriber: from early spring to late summer with ecological fertilizers once every 15-20 days.
  • Pruning: at the end of winter you can cut dry, diseased, weak or broken branches. Also take the opportunity to trim those that are getting too long, to give your plant a rounded shape.
  • Multiplication: by seeds in spring.
  • Rusticity: it resists frosts down to -4ºC.

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