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Celmisia gracilenta

common mountain daisy

C. gracilenta is a tufted, evergreen perennial to 8cm,with very narrow, spreading, dark green leaves often with silver or bronze shading, and with silky, white undersides. The flowers, inearly summer, are2cm across andhave long,white petals and small, pale yellow centres

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
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 White
Summer Yellow White Green White
Autumn Green White
Winter Green White
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

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

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

Propagation

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

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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