Actinotus helianthi – Flannel Flower

The shape and felt-like texture of the flowers and foliage make this one of our most iconic wildflowers. There are a number of wild forms of this species from compact bun-shaped plants to taller shrub-like habits. The flowers can be cut for indoor decoration and this helps to prune the plant. This species needs very good drainage and commonly grows in sandy soil types. There are some named selections available as well.

Scientific Name:Actinotus helianthi
Family:Apiaceae
Common Name:Flannel Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 1.2 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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