Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - September
|Common name ||paper daisies, everlastings, sunrays|
|Scientific name ||Rhodanthe spp.|
|Etymology || |
Genus: From Greek, rhodon, rose; and anthos, flower. Referring to the rose-like flowers of Rhodanthe manglesii.
|Distribution ||Endemic to Australia.|
|Native habitat ||In a variety of habitats across Australia.|
|Description || |
Small annual or perennial herbs.
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flower in September.|
Location in Garden
The annual beds at the front of the Connections Garden
In spring these beds are blazing with pink, white and yellow paper daisies. There are a number of everlasting species growing here - pink and white forms of rosy everlastings (Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea), brilliant yellow flowers of showy everlastings (Schoenia filifolia subsp. subulifolia) and the slightly shorter, pink and white Mangles everlasting (Rhodanthe manglesii). All these daisies prefer a well-drained soil in full sun. The top photograph shows the white chamomile sunray (Rhodanthe anthemoides) which is a species native to the Mount Annan site and therefore suitable for gardens with clay soils preferably in full sun.
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