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botanical name:
Rhodanthemum hosmariense
Rhodanthemum hosmariense © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Moroccan Daisy
synonyms:  Chrysanthemopsis hosmariense, Chrysanthemum hosmariense, Leucanthemum hosmariense, Pyrethropsis hosmariensis
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.30m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Densely bushy, spreading, sub-shrub with softly hairy, deeply lobed, silvery grey-green leaves. Daisy-like white flowerheads with yellow centres, on short stems, produced over a very long period from early spring to autumn. The flowerheads are surrounded by silvery bracts with distinctive black margins.

cultivation:
Very well drained soil in full sun. Hardy but dislikes winter wet. Dead-head to promote extended flowering.

propagation:
From seed or softwood cuttings in early summer.

usage:
Suitable for a rock garden or alpine house.

other notes:
Native of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

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