Rhodanthe anthemoides ‘Southern Stars’ – Paper Daisy

A lovely compact mounding everlasting daisy that gets covered in papery white flowers with a contrasting yellow centre from early spring and all through summer. It is best in sunny spots and needs regular watering if in pots, shallow soil and in hot dry periods. After the first flush of flowers in spring, prune back to encourage new growth and more flowering, and feed with a good native fertiliser, and again in early autumn. Makes a great cut flower, and they can be dried for everlasting bunches. For drying, pick in bud and hang upside down for a couple of weeks.

 

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Rhodanthe anthemoides
Cultivar:Southern Stars
Common Name:Paper Daisy
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:White, Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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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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