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Rhodanthe species

In spring these beds are blazing with pink, white and yellow paper daisies. There are a number of everlasting species growing here - pink and white forms of rosy everlastings (Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea), brilliant yellow flowers of showy everlastings (Schoenia filifolia subsp. subulifolia) and the slightly shorter, pink and white Mangles everlasting (Rhodanthe manglesii).

All these daisies prefer a well-drained soil in full sun. The top photograph shows the  white chamomile sunray (Rhodanthe anthemoides) which is a species native to the Mount Annan site and therefore suitable for gardens with clay soils preferably in full sun. 

Common namepaper daisies, everlastings, sunrays
Scientific nameRhodanthe spp.
EtymologyGenus: From Greek, rhodon, rose; and anthos, flower. Referring to the rose-like flowers of Rhodanthe manglesii.
DistributionEndemic to Australia.
Native habitatIn a variety of habitats across Australia.
DescriptionSmall annual or perennial herbs.
Flowering/fruitingFlower in September.
Location in gardenThe annual beds at the front of the Connections Garden