Sea Ox-Eye Daisy

For years I treated the Sea Ox-Eye Daisy with little respect and simply regarded it as an on going maintenance problem.  It would sprout up uninvited everywhere around the shoreline and spread. It took the devastation of Hurricane Wilma to bring me to my senses. This was one of the plants that laughed at the hurricane and within a week gave the garden life again while many of the other plants struggled to come out of shock.  

COMMON NAME SEA OX-EYE DAISY
BOTANICAL NAME Borrichia arborescens & B. frutescens
CATEGORY Shrub – Wildflower
HEIGHT 3 – 4 Feet
ZONES 10 to 11
NATIVE South Florida, West Indies & Tropical America
LIGHT Sun & partial shade
SALT TOLERANCE Yes

There are two varities – one is green and the other a greyish.  Both are wetland plants and hardy.

When they get leggy simply prune them harshly and they will come forth again quickly and decorate the garden again.