Rhodanthe anthemoides ‘Paper Baby’ – Chamomile Sunray

A beautiful dwarf perennial herbaceous plant with attractive narrow grey-green foliage with masses of purple-budded white everlasting daisies in spring. A great border, rockery or potted plant. Best with morning sun and afternoon shade or semi shade. Likes a moist, well drained soil. feed with a good native fertiliser in spring and summer, watering in afterwards to avoid root or leaf burn.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Rhodanthe anthemoides
Cultivar:Paper Baby
Common Name:Chamomile Sunray
Plant Type:Small shrub, Clumping perennial
Height:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fast growing, 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. 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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.