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Plants for mediterranean gardens => Perennials => Topic started by: Daisy on March 07, 2014, 07:52:48 AM

Title: Euryops
Post by: Daisy on March 07, 2014, 07:52:48 AM
I found an Euryops pectinatus, on the plant stall in the market, last week.
I used to grow this in Cornwall, where it flowered year round.
Does anybody know how long it flowers for, in a mediterranean climate?
Daisy :)
Title: Re: Euryops
Post by: Fleur Pavlidis on March 07, 2014, 09:58:09 AM
I was in love with this plant with its neat rounded shape and bright yellow flowers particularly in the winter months. It looks a bit scruffy at the end of the summer but I can't be bothered to dehead it and just avert my eyes until the new flowers come.  However it started dying on me as if it had a fixed life-span and leaving big gaps in the beds, so now I treat it as expendable like some lavenders, Lavandula multifida in particular. I don't know if this is the effect of the climate.
Title: Re: Euryops
Post by: Daisy on March 08, 2014, 07:27:02 AM
Thanks for that information Fleur.
I think that a lot of plants that flower non stop, don't have a long life span. Even in Cornwall, it tended to fizzle out after 3 or 4 years. Although I found that cutting it hard back after the third year, prolonged it's life by a few more years.
Daisy :)