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PlantFiles: Gold Coin, Mediterranean Beach Daisy
Asteriscus maritimus 'Compact Gold Coin'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Asteriscus (ass-ter-IS-kus) (Info)
Species: maritimus (muh-RIT-tim-mus) (Info)
Cultivar: Compact Gold Coin

Synonym:Odontospermum maritimum


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral peejay12 On Apr 23, 2012, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant is said to have naturalised itself on parts of the Irish coast.
I've tried this plant several times in Cornwall in very well drained soil, but temperatures lower than -2C and very wet winters seem to kill it. I'll try it once more in different situations. in Britain it probably needs almost pure grit and gravel to grow successfully.
It is not my favorite plant - the leaves are rather dull green and uninteresting and the flowers are not very exciting, but I want an evergreen yellow-flowered daisy to put amongst the osteospermums.

Positive hanna1 On Oct 7, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have it among my orange gazanias, I like a lot, although they are getting leggy right now, I have to trim back, but quite hardy.

Positive Lance_of_HB On Jan 26, 2004, Lance_of_HB from Huntington Beach, CA wrote:

Gold coin has a tendency to be woody and dense. Here in Southern California, it has needed a little shearing because it is slightly invasive and because of its dense character. Its tight growth allows easy shaping without gaps. Its flowers are close growing to the foliage giving a bouquet-like effect. The flower's center is slightly depressed promoting the coin-like moniker. The deep green foliage takes overhead watering without mildew.

Positive jkom51 On Nov 30, 2003, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

An excellent, non-invasive groundcover plant. Pest-free and drought-tolerant once established. Deadheading will prolong bloom time. A very good alternative to gazania.


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

Scottsdale, Arizona
Castro Valley, California
Clayton, California
El Dorado Hills, California
Fairfield, California
Huntington Beach, California
Oakland, California
Pittsburg, California
San Leandro, California
Kalama, Washington

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