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|
|Common Name:||Flannel Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|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, Wildflower meadow|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
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