Paper daisies get their name because of their papery white flowers with a bright yellow centre that bloom from spring to early summer.
They are a must in dried arrangements because they retain their brilliantly rich colours and seem to last forever.
How to plant paper daisies
Plant them in a pot or grow them by spraying a mix of seeds over a large patch and you’ll have your own crackling wildflower garden that can last from late winter through to the end of summer.
How to grow paper daisies
Widespread on the east coast, the paper daisy grows naturally in rocky or sandy soil on the sides of mountains. Rose-pink buds form during winter and stay dormant until spring or early summer. Ideal for a cottage or coastal garden, it’s also pretty poolside.
How to care for paper daisies
Sub-tropical, warm or cool temperate, Mediterranean.
Small shrub, 30-50cm tall.
Well-drained sandy loam, loam, clay loam, potting mix.
Daily watering if in pots and in hot, dry periods. Otherwise once a week during spring/summer.
Feed in spring, after deadheading and in autumn.
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