Olearia_ phlogopappa.JPG (33605 bytes)Olearia phlogopappa: is a member of the Asteraceae family and is one of Australia’s Daisy Bushes.

Olearia phlogopappa is a medium to tall shrub that may reach a height of 2.5 metres. Judicious pruning will keep plants to a more manageable height of 1.5 metres.

Leaves are elliptic to oval in shape. They may be deep green to greyish-green or bluish-green. Leaf margins may be entire or toothed.

Daisy-like flower heads are up to three centimetres wide and usually carried in dense clusters at the end of branches. Blooms may be white, pink, mauve or blue. Regardless of colour, flowers are prolific and very conspicuous. Flowering occurs during spring and summer.

This is a very decorative and variable Daisy Bush and responds positively to light pruning.

Olearia phlogopappa has a wide distribution and is found in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Several colour forms are grown in England.

Try this Daisy Bush in native garden beds.

Propagates rapidly from cuttings.