Family: Asteraceae
Common Name: White Paper Daisy, Winged Everlasting

Belonging to the paper daisy clan, Annnobiurn is native to the tablelands of south-eastern Australia. This hardy perennial, usually grown as an annual, forms quite a large clump. The flowers are like paper daisies, smallish and white, with yellow centers, and the leaves are a silvery gray.


A. alatum grows to a height of 1 m (3 ft). The foliage forms a basal rosette of soft, grayish, woolly leaves and the shining white and yellow flowers, up to 2 cm (1 in) in diameter, bloom abundantly in summer. The flowers are suitable for dried arrangements as they retain their true colour if cut before the bracts are fully open and hung in bunches upside down in a shady, airy spot to dry.


This plant is suitable for both pots and garden, but looks best sown in informal drifts. Plant in a light garden soil in a sunny position. Raise plants from seed sown in spring in situ. Alternatively sow seed in trays under glass in well drained seed compost, prick out seedlings into further trays and plant out in late spring or early summer, when frosts are over.


Zone 9 and above.

Amherstia      Ampelopsis