Rhodanthe anthemoides ‘Star Shower’ – Everlasting Daisy

A beautiful and useful ground cover with masses of white paper daisy flowers in spring and summer. The flowers have pink tones when in bud. Great for flower and cottage gardens, borders, rockeries and containers. Suitable for coastal gardens and sandy soil types. Likes a sunny position with protection from the strong afternoon heat. After flowering, lightly prune to encourage a compact shape and more flowers.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Rhodanthe anthemoides
Cultivar:Star Showers
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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. 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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

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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