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Brachyglottis 'Sunshine'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brachyglottis (brak-ee-GLOT-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunshine
Additional cultivar information: (Dunedin Group)

Synonym:Senecio greyi
Synonym:Brachyglottis greyi

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral wil126 On Dec 5, 2011, wil126 from Farmingdale, NY wrote:


Does anyone know Where I can acquire Brachyglotis 'Sunshine' (Senecio)? I require a mail order source as I am on the east coast. Thank You! Wil

Neutral Joan On Sep 9, 2011, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

According to the Royal Horticultural Society:
"Hybrid between true B. greyi and another sp. possibly B. compacta"

Positive edgeplot On Dec 26, 2008, edgeplot from Seattle, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a common landscaping plant in Seattle, Washington, typically attaining a height of 2-3 feet and a spread of 3-5 feet. It easily survives local wet winters and temperatures down to 15F. Great, tough plant for sunny exposures and drought tolerant.

Positive secretgrwr On Sep 5, 2008, secretgrwr from Canby, OR wrote:

These plants have seen 12 degrees for days and were unscathed! Beautiful silver EVERGREEN foliage shines even during winter - branches nice in arrnagements. They are perfectly hardy in well drained soils in the Pacific Northwest and deserve more recognition as superb garden plants. My shrubs are going on 8-9 years now.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Livermore, California
Canby, Oregon
Seattle, Washington

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