Montanoa grandiflora

Common Name:
Mexican tree daisy
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
10-15 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Fall and winter
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
An erect shrub, growing 10-15 feet tall in this selection. It produces thick, cane like stems from the base. These are branched above and lined by pairs of large, lobed, hairy leaves. In fall and winter the plant is decorated by large sprays of white "daisies" with yellow centers. These have a powerful fragrance similar to chocolate. Sun, moderate watering. Hardy to around 20 degrees F., resprouting after heavy damage to the tops.