Botanical Name: Encelia farinosa
Common Name: Brittlebush, Incienso  
Plant photo of: Encelia farinosa
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Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Grey Green, Grey, White


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Shrub Border, Foundation, Patio, Park, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Roadside, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

This dependable mounding shrub reaches 1'-3' tall and wide. Leaves are evergreen and silvery gray but will turn green with more water. Bright yellow, 1" wide daisies appear in spring and summer. Short lived individual plants but will reseed. A great shrub for difficult situations such as a hillside. Damaged in mid 20 degrees F. It does well in hot areas with well draining soil. Be careful of root rot in heavy soils. Do not overwater.
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