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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Encelia farinosa-Brittlebush   

Gray mounding shrub 3' x 3'.  White if very dry. Bright yellow 1" daisies spring and summer. Sonoran & Mojave deserts on sandy or gravelly soils. Rapid growth following rain.  Short lived individual plants but will reseed to maintain populations. Drought dormant. Deciduous. Damaged in mid 20s.  Good in hottest areas.  Lance or ovate leaves.  Aphids will attack as will flea beetles.  Careful of root rot in heavy soils.  Overgrown and fragile if overwatered. 

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