Schoenia filifolia ssp. subulifolia – Showy Everlasting Daisy

An attractive annual from Western Australia, and is one of the plants that contribute so much to the spectacular wildflower displays there that draw many tourists to visit and photograph. It has fine bright green green leaves and many upright stems to between 30 and 40 cm high. They have golden-yellow flowers with surrounding bracts that are papery and dry well for flower arrangements and other uses. Pick flowers to be dried in the morning or during the day and hang upside down in an airy place until dry.

Seed germination is in one to three weeks. If growing in the garden, sprinkle direct where they are to grow and gently rake so that seeds are barely covered or sit on the surface, and keep moist. Alternately plant in pots using the same method. This plant is threatened in the wild, but is readily grown in gardens which will help preserve it from disappearing.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Schoenia filifolia ssp. subulifolia
Common Name:Showy everlasting daisy
Other Common Names:Paper daisy
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Annual
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
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.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – 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

 

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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