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Actinodium cunninghamii (Swamp Daisy)

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Combating too much rain - 8 top tips
. Tips for the gardener on how to cope with lots of rain.

How to plant. Learn how to plant correctly. Planting correctly will not only get your garden off to a flying start, but it will also ensure that your plants's root systems develop as healthily as possible, maximising their long-term stability.

Five best grasses for Australian lawns. Description of the 5 best grasses for Australian lawns - including native grasses.

Top ten native plants. Native plant specialist Angus Stewart's top ten native Australian plants.

Plant description

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The extraordinary flowers of this plant are its most striking feature. Whilst the common name portrays it as a daisy, this plant in fact belongs to the gum tree family, Myrtaceae. It is a low growing shrub that has proven to be difficult to cultivate. It is best grown in a pot in the garden as its wispy habit can get crowded out in a rampant garden bed. It is sometimes grafted onto a tougher rootstock to try and improve its growing performance. Prune it straight after flowering and use a freely draining potting mix.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: not specified
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: suitable climate zones not specified.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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