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Encelia farinosa

Brittle Bush

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Encelia farinosa
Principal Common Name Brittle Bush
Common Name(s) Incienso
Description Gray mounding shrub that turns white if very dry. It has bright yellow 1" daisies with brown centers spring and summer. Rapid growth following rain.
General Comments
Nativity Southwest USA
Height Range 2 - 3 FT
Spread Range 2 - 3 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Gray : Silver-White : White
Leaf Texture Fuzzy underside : Woolly
Form Shrub
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Rocky : Sandy : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Butterflies : Color : Drought tolerant : Flower : Foliage

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