Schoenia cassiniana – Pink Clusters Everlasting Daisy

This delightful and showy everlasting daisy grows in a wide range of areas in Western Australia, and is one of the contributors to the tourist attracting wildflower display there every year after good autumn rains. An annual plant, it has furry leaves and stems and clusters of flowers with yellow centres surrounded by pink papery bracts in late winter, spring through to summer (depending on the time that seed is sown or when rain events trigger germination). Frost tender.

Sow seed in autumn to winter, direct where they are to grow or in pots, rake in lightly but do not cover seed too deeply with soil, keep moist but not wet until germination.

The flowers dry well for use in flower arrangements and other uses. Pick stems to be dried in the morning or during the day and hang upside down in an airy place until dry.

Scientific Name:Schoenia cassiniana
Common Name:Pink Cluster Everlasting Daisy
Other Common Names:Paper daisy
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:White, Yellow, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Features:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW


Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW


Native Grace Nursery – Robertson NSW


Wariapendi Nursery – Colo Vale NSW


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Forest Heart eco-Nursery – Maleny Queensland


Natives R Us – Traveston – Queensland 


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




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