Montanoa grandiflora, Daisy Tree

Montanoa grandiflora

Daisy Tree
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

This is an erect evergreen shrub with thick stems which grow from the base to 12 feet tall with equal spread. The hairy leaves are deeply lobed. During the fall and winter, white chrysanthemum-like flowers bloom giving off a scent reminiscent of chocolate or freshly baked cookies. The flowers are followed by decorative, chartreuse seed heads. Plant in full sun or semi-shade and water regularly.

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