A selected form of the beautiful flannel flower, it is a short-lived perennial with soft divided grey-green foliage and a compact habit. The white flowers which have a soft textured flannel feel are borne from late spring to mid summer. Needs a well drained open textured soil, and does well in containers where it can get good drainage. For sunny spots to dappled light shade.
|Scientific Name:||Actinotus helianthi|
|Common Name:||Flannel Flower|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Wildflower meadow|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Butterflies, Other insects|
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