Olearia asterotricha ssp. lobata

Rough Daisy-bush

Open sprawling shrub with star-shaped hairs on branchlets and leaves.

Additional information

  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size1-2 m x 1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesSoft dark green narrow to oblong leaves 10-30 mm x 3-9 mm, downy grey below, margins lobed, flat or weakly rolled under.
  • Flower colourBlue to mauve with yellow or purplish centres
  • Flowering timeOctober to December
  • FlowersDaisy flowerheads 20-40 mm across, either singly or in clusters of 2-3 at or near the end of branchlets. All bracts at the base of flowerheads almost equal.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soil in wet heathland and forest. Tolerates light frosts. Dappled shade.
  • Garden useFlowers are well displayed. Attractive garden plant where it has only limited dry periods. Pruning beneficial. Cut flower.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with few known populations. Uncommon and very restricted within the Shire.
  • Related speciesPhoto 1 is ssp. asterotricha. Leaves are not as lobed as ssp. lobata, photo 2.
Photographer/s: 1 Maree Goods, NatureShare ©; 2 Andre Messina Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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