Sea Oxeye Daisy (Borrichia frutescens)
Common Name Sea Oxeye
Latin Name Borrichia frutescens
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
Height 13-5 Feet
Spread 1 Foot
Salt Water Tolerance High
Salt Wind Tolerance High
Drought Tolerance Medium
Soil Prefers wet, saline soils
Sun Full Sun
Wildlife Attractant Butterflies
The Sea Oxeye is considered a front line plant because of its ability to handle extreme exposure to salt spray.
Its best suited in coastal planting, close to the sea shore amongst other coastal plants such as the Salt Bush, Goldenrod, Saltgrass.
It reaches heights of 3-5 feet tall, making the Sea Oxeye work well as low hedge or filler plant. When planted in its native habitat, it’s a low maintenance plant, creating a wonderful habitat for indigenous wildlife.
The Sea Oxeye has silver/green leaves with a yellow daisy type flower. It has a slight woody look to it, adding wonderful texture and color to your coastal garden. Its yellow flowers bloom in Spring and Summer, potentially blooming all year round in South Florida.
A native plant to Florida, the Borrichia frutescens should be a staple in any south Florida landscape.