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Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower)
Flannel Flower Actinotus helianthi
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Height 0.75m
Drought Tolerance Tolerant
Tolerates Dry Periods
Frost Tolerance Light Frost
Origin Native
Design Use Borders
Bush Gardens
Cut Flowers
Mass Plantings
Width 0.6m
Flower Colour White
Climate Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Foliage Colour Silver-Grey Leaves
Foliage Cover Evergreen

The Dapple Designs Expert Says:

Actinotus helianthi known as the Flannel Flower is commonly seen in bushland around Sydney, Australia. It enjoys temperate conditions and can prosper in a wide range of environments including coastal heath, scrub, and dry sclerophyll forest, shallow sandy soil and exposed situations. The plant has a soft woolly feel due to the presence of soft white hairs. Actinotus helianthi has a gradual flowering throughout the year with a peak during September- November. The Flannel Flower is tolerant to mild frost once established. For the plant to prosper it requires a well-drained moderately acid soil. It will not tolerate "wet feet". The plant grows in full sun or part shade but and may need protection from wind due to the shallow root system