Pericallis, one of the daisy subshrubs

Daisy Subshrubs

Daisy subshrubs are short woody plants. A subshrub is also often called dwarf shrub, a semi-shrub or simply a bush. The difference between a shrub and a subshrub is not always very clear. A subshrub has a low growing habit or the stems are ground-hugging. That’s why they are also sometimes referred to as prostrate shrubs.
Subshrubs are unique in that they have characteristics of both herbaceous and woody plants. Their base is woody, while they also produce new herbaceous growth.

A very nice example of a daisy subshrub is the colourful Pericallis as seen on the picture at the top of this page.