Rhodanthe chlorocephala ssp rosea – Everlasting Daisy

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.

Family : Asteraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type :
Width : 0.4
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit :
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Rhodanthe chlorocephala ssp rosea
Common Name : Everlasting Daisy
Height : 0.7
Flower Color : White, Yellow, Pink, Black
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Annual
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects