Rhodanthe anthemoides ‘Southern Stars’ – Paper Daisy

A lovely compact mounding everlasting daisy that gets covered in papery white flowers with a contrasting yellow centre from early spring and all through summer. It is best in sunny spots and needs regular watering if in pots, shallow soil and in hot dry periods. After the first flush of flowers in spring, prune back to encourage new growth and more flowering, and feed with a good native fertiliser, and again in early autumn. Makes a great cut flower, and they can be dried for everlasting bunches. For drying, pick in bud and hang upside down for a couple of weeks.


Family : Asteraceae
Cultivar Name: Southern Stars
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Width : 0.8
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Rhodanthe anthemoides
Common Name : Paper Daisy
Height : 0.4
Flower Color : White, Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects