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.
|Scientific Name:||Rhodanthe anthemoides|
|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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