Bushy Seaside Oxeye

Borrichia frutescens

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Borrichia
Species: frutescens (froo-TESS-enz) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Rockport, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 31, 2009, decklife from Rockport, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

These wild plants don't care whether it's dry or wet. They have survived quite nicely in the dry weather we've had over the last year. Very very salt tolerant, they grow wild along the bay shoreline and in my salt flat low area along with the salt grass and coastal cordgrass. They survived the salt surge from Hurricane Ike without any problem. They spread readily.

Neutral

On Jan 12, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bushy Seaside Oxeye Borrichia frutescens is Native to Texas and other States.

Positive

On Oct 9, 2004, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Bushy Seaside Oxeye is an excellent flowering plant native to the southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states from Maryland and Delaware south along the coastal plain through Florida, west to Louisiana and Texas. It is drought-tolerant and great for attracting pollinating insects possibly! It it is also somewhat salt-tolerant and grows well in seaside locations as well as inland. A great choice for a wildlife or native plant garden from zone 6a south and likes full sun in exposed locations!

Neutral

On Aug 30, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Native to the U.S. Grows quickly and may be used near seaside locations. Does well in many soil conditions.

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