Borrichia frutescens

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Sea-oxeye Daisy

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2 - 4 (6) ft tall by 2-3 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Black,NA
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms year round but primarily in spring-summer. Forms clones (patches of genetically identical "stems").
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Native borders, foundation plant, especially in salty environments. Can be trimmed.
Considerations:Suckers heavily forming large patches.
Propagation:Seed, division, or cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil or other substrate:-
Soil pH:Calcareous (high pH)



Birds and small mammals use the seeds.


Nectar plant for great southern white (Ascia monuste), gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae), large orange sulphur (Phoebis agarithe), southern broken-dash (Wallengrenia otho) and other butterflies (IRC website).

Attracts a variety of bees and other pollinators.

Native Habitats:Salt marsh, tidal flats.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Natural range is restricted to coastal areas.