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Celmisia allanii

A mat-forming, evergreen perennial with soft, furry, grey leaves and masses of white, daisy flowers on upright, 15cm stems in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver
Summer White Yellow Grey Silver
Autumn Grey Silver
Winter Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Celmisia are evergreen mat- or rosette-forming perennials and sub-shrubs. They often have silky, silvery foliage and bear daisy-like flowers which are usually white with yellow centres

Name status

Correct

Plant range
New Zealand (South Island)

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How to grow

Cultivation

Thrives in cool, moist climates, disliking dryness and hot summer sun. Grow in humus-rich, slightly acid soil in sun or part shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in containers in an open frame as soon as ripe, or divide in spring, or root cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

No pruning needed

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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