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Herbaceous Perennial

Celmisia bellidioides

green cushion mountain daisy

A mat-forming, evergreen perennial with rooting stems and rosettes of small, leathery, dark green leaves. In early summer bears daisy-like flowers 2.5cm across on short stems

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

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

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How to grow

Cultivation

Thrives in cool, moist climates. Prefers slightly acid, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil

Propagation

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

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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