Flannel Flower
Actinotus helianthi

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Actinotus (ak-tin-OH-tus) (Info)
Species: helianthi

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 31, 2012, fcowie from South Pasadena, CA wrote:

Hi, I have had no luck with seeds. The Australian Native Plant Society says that propagation with seeds is possible but unreliable. Cuttings are great, they say. But hard to import!

More info: http://anpsa.org.au/APOL1/mar96-1.html

Positive

On Feb 8, 2004, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

Despite its flowers looking rather like the flowers of Edelweiss, this is not a member of the daisy family. It is one of the Apiaceae, the carrot and parsley family. The bracts surrounding each flower head are flannel-like in texture as are the greyish leaves. In the wild it grows in coastal New South Wales in Australia, mostly on well-drained sandy soils. It is popular in cultivation and apparently can easily be propagated from cuttings, but seed can be hard to germinate. In the wild new plants appear after a bush-fire. I recently acquired a plant which I shall plant into my garden in the autumn.