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OLEARIA phlogopappa 'Combers Blue'

Commonly known as Tasmanian daisy bush

Blue daisy bush grey-green leaves
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - wavy-margined, shallowly-toothed leaves to 5cm (2in) long, densely grey-white-woolly beneath.
  • Blue
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - compact, upright shrub. Flowers, 3cm (1¼in) across, with yellow centres, are produced in loose, erect corymbs to 7cm (3in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - annual pruning after flowering will prevent legginess. Attractive to insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - trouble free
  • Place of origin - southeastern Australia.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Star-shaped
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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