Actinotus forsythii – Pink Flannel Flower

The pink flannel flower is an uncommon perennial plant to find in the wild, and even less commonly found as a garden plant due to the rarity of commercially available seed. It naturally grows in damp eucalypt forests from the Blue Mountains to the Southern Highlands of NSW, growing well only after a fire year followed by good follow up rains.

It likes a well drained soil, sunny to part shade. Can also be container grown. Seed germination is the same for Actinotus helianthii, they both need smoke treatment after sowing, and damp but not too wet conditions.

Family : Apiaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Clumping perennial
Width :
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
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Scientific Name: Actinotus forsythii
Common Name : Pink Flannel Flower
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Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Butterflies, Other insects