Actinotus minor- Lesser Flannel Flower

This charming perennial is a miniature version of the larger flannel flower, and has wiry stems with smaller and similar felty flowers.  It blooms for most of the year. It has small grey leaves scattered over the plant. It grows naturally on sandstone based soils, and likes good drainage.

 

Family:Apiaceae
Scientific Name:Actinotus minor
Common Name:Flannel Flower
Plant Type:Clumping perennial
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Border plant
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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