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Olearia phlogopappa ‘Comber's Blue’

Tasmanian daisy bush

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPale lilac
  • Leaf ColourGreyish green

Description

Olearia phlogopappa ‘Comber's Blue’ (Tasmanian daisy bush). This is an upright shrub, it will produce numerous white flowerheads about 25mm across in late spring. The leaves are oblong and greyish green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Daisy bush

Origin

S.E. Australia

Interest and use

Hedging Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilSandy, Well drained fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will need full sun with fertile, well-drained soil, a lot of species are tolerant of salt, wind and atmospheric pollution. You can propagate from seed or cuttings in summer.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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