Rhodanthe chlorocephala ssp rosea – Everlasting Daisy

This annual everlasting daisy is superb for creating native wildflower meadow effects, and has flowers which range from pure white to deep pink, with contrasting bright yellow or deep black centres. Each stem is topped with a flower, and pinching out will encourage more stems and thus flowers. Grows and flowers best in sandy open soil in sun to part shade. Plant seed from autumn to spring and they will germinate in two to three weeks and flower from ten to twelve weeks after they spring up. Feed with a good native fertiliser and water in dry weather. Cut back old flowers and they will reshoot and flower again. Can be used for floristry work, and can be dried. Pick in bud and hang upside down and they will open as they dry and keep their colour.

Scientific Name:Rhodanthe chlorocephala ssp rosea
Family:Asteraceae
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Height:0.2 ~ 0.7 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:White, Yellow, Pink, Black
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan:Annual
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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