Olearia lirata|Snowy Daisy-bush

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Soft open shrub with greyish-white branchlets and undersides of leaves from dense star-shaped hairs.
Size (W x H)
2-3m x 2-5m
Smooth lance-shaped leaves 3-15cm x 5-35mm, dark green above, only major veins depressed, tip pointed.
Large, loose terminal bunches of daisy flowerheads 12-25mm across, 10-16 rays per flower. Outer bracts below the flowerhead shorter than inner.
Flower colour
Flower time
August to December
Growing conditions
Moist well drained clay soil widespread in moist forests. Tolerates light frost and snow. Semi to full shade.
Commonly used for
Light screen. Very floriferous providing an attractive plant for shady positions. Pruning beneficial after flowering.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory