Dusty Daisy Bush
Olearia phlogopappa

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Olearia (oh-lee-AY-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: phlogopappa (flo-GO-pap-puh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 9, 2004, Sallyw wrote:

I have had little luck with this plant.

So far I have lost six (planted as a part of a landscaping project)

The plant is available in three colours. Pink, Blue and White. In New Zealand where I live I have been told that Pink is the hardiest of the three.

It is (supposed to be) easy to propogate from cuttings I am trying at the moment.

It needs free draining soil. It prefers cool moist positions.

Neutral

On Jul 10, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This Australian daisy-bush grows in fairly open forest. It is an attractive bush, covered in groups of white daisy-flowers in the late spring. They are fairly popular in cultivation, but I have not grown one. I did collect some seed last year for a revegetation project, but have not yet learned whether they grew successfully.