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
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Width : 0.3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Schoenia filifolia ssp. subulifolia
Common Name : Showy everlasting daisy
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Annual
Frost Tolerance : Not frost tolerant
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects