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

Category:

Groundcovers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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

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.