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Olearia rugosa

Wrinkled Daisy-bush

Spindly upright shrub with downy branchlets.

Additional information

  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size1-2.5 m x 1-1.5 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesRough, green narrowly egg-shaped leaves 20-80 mm x 7-10 mm, deeply wrinkled upper surface, network of veins and dense brownish downy hairs below; margins distantly toothed to scalloped.
  • Flower colourWhite with yellow to purplish centres
  • Flowering timeOctober to November
  • FlowersEither single or small sprays of daisy flowerheads to 25 mm across, held stiffly erect. 10-16 rays per flowerhead.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soil in moist foothill and mountain forests. Partial and dappled shade.
  • Garden useAttractive foliage plant for a moist sheltered position. Flowers well displayed.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusScattered within the Shire.
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Ken Harris ©

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