Olearia speciosa

Netted Daisy-bush

Open shrub, densely velvety with Y-shaped hairs on branchlets and underside of leaves.

Additional information

  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.6-1 m x 0.6-1 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesEgg-shaped to elliptic dark green leaves 20-80 mm x 8-40 mm with network of veins, bluntly tipped, margins toothed, flat or wavy.
  • Flower colourWhite with yellow to brown centres
  • Flowering timeNovember to January
  • FlowersLoose terminal clusters of daisy flowerheads, 22-35 mm wide, on long stalks.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsCool moist soil in tall forests. Semi shade to dappled shade.
  • Garden useAttractive small daisy bush for cool moist gardens either under trees or in a protected cottage garden. All daisy bushes benefit from pruning.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. Scattered outside the Shire boundary. Victorian endemic.
Photographer/s: 1 Nimal Karunajeewa, Royal Botanic Gardens Board © 2 Andre Messina, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 3 Marilyn Bull ©

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