Brachyglottis greyi, also called Senecio greyi, with the common name daisy bush and unfortunately no Maori name, is a member of the large Asteraceae family and belongs to the genus Brachyglottis or the genus Senecio depending on which authority is being followed, an endemic native of New Zealand and lately getting positive attention from gardeners.
Seldom seen in gardens and suitable for warm and maritime districts or tolerant of hot sun, poor soils, wind and coastal exposure, New Zealands native, broadleaf, evergreen shrub Brachyglottis greyi can be found sprawled in the hot sun, poor soils and coastal breezes; maturing into mounds 1.2 metres (4 ft) to 1.5 metres (5 ft) tall and 1.8 metres (6 ft) wide. Stems and leaves: Somewhat curving stems, covered in white down.
Leaves alternate, simple, oblong to ovate-oblong, 4 centimetres (2 in) to 8 centimetres (3 in) long and 2.5 centimetres (1.0 in) to 4 centimetres (2 in) wide with waivy margins. Green above, white down underneath, giving silver-grey appearance. Flowers: Panicles of bright yellow daisy flowers in abundance.