The daisy-like bush, Euryops are # 4 – top Ten Heat Resistant plants for my Arizona garden

Do you want a flowering plant that can take the hot heat and last through the winter?  Euryops are low maintenance and good on the budget!  I waited over a year before writing about this daisy like plant so I could document what animal critters would eat our Euryops.

shrub with daisy flowers in Arizona

Daisy like bush that is perennial

It is a pleasure to state Euryops are CRITTER proofNOT even the Javelina ate our daisy bushes!  Replacing desert plants can become costly; therefore this Euryops cultivar VIRIDIS rates HIGH on our list!

drought heat tolerant daisy plants

bushes with yellow daisy flowers, Euryops

Euryops is a genus in the Asteraceae family –  Daisy family.  The Green leaved variety is Euryops pectinatus Viridis.  This robust heat resistant plant is native mostly to rocky sites in southern Africa.

yellow daisy flowers in Arizona

Euryops are heat resistant daisy like plants

They produce cheerful yellow daisy flower heads from fern-like leavesEuryops are perennial and a very hardy plant, bush or shrub.

heat resistant daisy bush

yellow daisy flower of the Euryops bush

When winter comes to the Arizona desert, our Euryops still look amazing while other desert plants go dormant.  This daisy bush is cold tolerant to 20 degrees F or -7 Celsius.   Plant your daisy shrub in a sunny location that is key!

Yellow is the only flower color, but it’s a bright, sunny yellow bloom that enlivens your garden in the winter. :)

heat resistant arizona plants

Euryops look attractive next to our Brittlebush

Because Euryops are an evergreen, perennial plant they are an ideal choice for flower beds and borders.

heat resistant flowering plant for winter

best flowering bush plant for Arizona desert garden

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.

**Euryops Viridis generally keep its deep green color leaves even in the heat of summer, although lower leaves may become brown and need to be removed.

drought tolerant arizona plant bush

yellow daisy blooms of the Euryops

Once the yellow flowers have faded, trim off the dried ones to help encourage the Euryops to produce more blooms!

Euryops will tolerate being cut back quite hard after flowering or if you want them to develop some height give them a light pruning.

heat and deer resistant

daisy like euryops bush

  • Water Needs — Water regularly; do not OVERWATER, **soaking well establishes deeper roots
  • Flowers are good for cutting and displaying in vases
  • Perennial and Evergreen
  • Suitable for growing in containers and pots

We had 2 healthy Euryops planted in large containers that died over this past winter.  The reason had to be that the location of our daisy shrub had a good deal of shade.  Lesson learned:  when planting Euryops pick an area with the most sun!

Euryops have yellow daisy flowers

hardy daisy like shrubs, desert garden plants

This happy plant tolerates drought well but doesn’t mind if it gets regular water.  The daisy blooms give personality to cacti in Xeriscape yards.  Euryops are frost tolerant down to USDA zone 8.

daisy flowering plants in containers

daisy like plant, Euryops in pots

Even without flowers, the feathery leaves of Euryops give the garden interest and a sense of lushness. The Viridis cultivar has deep green leaves, while the Euryops Munchkin cultivar has gray-green leaves.

desert winter plants bush with daisy flowers

Euryops are animal, heat, and drought resistant plants

If you want to add color to your winter garden, consider Euryops!  This easy on your budget yellow daisy bush is hardy and flowers through winter while planted in a sunny location.


Euryops stem cuttings root reasonably easily. Summer is the best time to take cuttings.  You can also allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds.