Actinotus helianthi ‘Starbright’ – Flannel Flower

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.

Family:Apiaceae
Scientific Name:Actinotus helianthi
Cultivar:Starbright
Common Name:Flannel Flower
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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