Actinodium cunninghamii – Swamp Daisy

The extraordinary flowers of this plant are its most striking feature. Whilst the common name portrays it as a daisy, this plant in fact belongs to the gum tree family, Myrtaceae. It is a low growing shrub that has proven to be difficult to cultivate. It is best grown in a pot in the garden as its wispy habit can get crowded out in a rampant garden bed. It is sometimes grafted onto a tougher rootstock to try and improve its growing performance. Prune it straight after flowering and use a freely draining soil mix.

Scientific Name:Actinodium cunninghamii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Swamp Daisy
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.