Rhodanthe anthemoides ‘Paper Star’ – Chamomile Sunray

A rewarding dwarf upright perennial herbaceous plant with attractive narrow grey-green foliage with masses of white-budded white everlasting daisies in spring. The pure white flower distinguishes this cultivar. A great border, rockery or potted plant. Likes a well drained soil and best in a sunny spot with morning or afternoon shade. Feed with a good native fertiliser and water in afterwards to avoid leaf or root burn.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Rhodanthe anthemoides
Cultivar:Paper Star
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, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage
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. 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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.