Ozothamnus rogersianus

Nunniong Everlasting

Stiffly erect shrub with sticky, densely cottony branchlets and yellowish new growth.

Additional information

  • SynonymHelichrysum rogersianum
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size1.5-3 m x 1-2 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesNarrow aromatic leaves, slightly rough above, yellow & densely cottony below, 10-28 mm x 1-2 mm, margins rolled under. Leaves spreading or bent downwards.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeNovember to January
  • FlowersDense rounded terminal clusters of tiny daisy flowerheads.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to drier well drained soils in foothill forests. Semi-shade. Regionally significant. Endemic to Victoria, known from 4 locations.
  • Garden useFloriferous plant for shady moist gardens. Quick-growing providing fast colour in the garden. Leaves have a spicy fragrance on moist days.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusRare in Victoria with about 4 known populations, one of which is within the Shire.
Photographer/s: 1 Geoff Lay ©; 2 Jeff Jeanes, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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