Rhodanthe anthemoides – Chamomile Sunray

This delightful perennial everlasting daisy is a versatile, frost tolerant plant that often features red flower buds. This is a fantastic feature plant for borders or pots and will generally last for several years if it is pruned annually. Trim the plant back to ground level after it has finished flowering  to ensure the plant maintains a compact habit. There are several cultivars of this species all of which will perform beautifully in gardens and landscaping.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Rhodanthe anthemoides
Common Name:Chamomile Sunray
Other Common Names:Everlasting daisy, paper daisy, strawflower
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Yellow
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, 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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