Borrichia frutescens

Sea-oxeye Daisy

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Black,NA
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Native borders, foundation plant, especially in salty environments. Can be trimmed.
Propagation:Seed, division, or cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of occasional/brief inundation such as can occur in storm surges.
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)

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Birds and small mammals use the seeds.

Insects:
  

  • 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

Comments

General Comments:Forms colonies. Natural range is restricted to coastal areas.