Family: Myrtaceae
Common Name: Swamp Daisy, Albany Daisy

This decorative shrub, related to Eucalyptus, is native to Western Australia but is not freely available outside its home country. There are two species, neither of which is very hardy, and in cool or cold Climates, they are best grown in pots in a cool conservatory.


A. cunninghamii grows to about 1 m (3 ft) in height. It has thin stems topped with white daisy-like, papery flowers with pink or orange centers. The narrow, but thick, leaves are quite tiny and close to the stem.


Under glass, grow in pots of well-drained, acid, soil-based potting compost. Outdoors, swamp daisies grow best in mild Climates, expecially in coastal areas, and in acid soil. They like full sun and plenty of water in summer. Propagate from seed if available. The flowers are attractive dried.


Can be grown in zone 9.