This annual everlasting daisy is superb for creating native wildflower meadow effects, and has flowers which range from pure white to deep pink, with contrasting bright yellow or deep black centres. Each stem is topped with a flower, and pinching out will encourage more stems and thus flowers. Grows and flowers best in sandy open soil in sun to part shade. Plant seed from autumn to spring and they will germinate in two to three weeks and flower from ten to twelve weeks after they spring up. Feed with a good native fertiliser and water in dry weather. Cut back old flowers and they will reshoot and flower again. Can be used for floristry work, and can be dried. Pick in bud and hang upside down and they will open as they dry and keep their colour.
|Scientific Name:||Rhodanthe chlorocephala ssp rosea|
|Common Name:||Everlasting Daisy|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Yellow, Pink, Black|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Wildflower meadow|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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