Everlasting Daisy

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Plantae Asterales Asteraceae Rhodanthe Rhodanthe chlorocephala
  • Plant Type: Annual herb.
  • Common Name: Everlasting Daisy, Rosy Sunray, Pink Paper-Daisy.
  • Colors: Almost red, deep pink, pale pink, pure white. The center is yellow or black.
  • Flower Dimensions: 2.4 inches in diameter.
  • Flowering Season: August to November.

White Everlasting Daisy

Everlasting Daisy

Rhodanthe chlorocephala is a species of daisy native to Australia and belongs to the Asteraceae family.

  • Everlasting Daisy is an erect plant. It can grow to a height of 20-60 cm. The stems of the everlasting daisies are glabrous and grey-green.
  • The leaves of the Rhodanthe chlorocephala measure 1-6 cm in length.
  • At the tip of the plant’s stem is a single large flower. Each flower head measures 6 cm in diameter. The flowers can last up to 2 weeks.
  • Everlasting Daisy tends to grow best in sandy open soil with the sun to be part shade.
Where can Everlasting Daisies be mostly spotted?
Flower WatchingAustralia

Interesting Facts about Everlasting Daisy

Everlasting Daisy

  • The genus Rhodanthe[1] is from the Greek word “Rhodon” and “anthos” which means “Rose” and “a flower” respectively.
  • The specific epithet chlorocephala is from the Greek word “chloro” and “cephale” meaning “green” and “head“. This describes the green outer bracts on the heads of the flower.
  • The daisy flower signifies childhood, innocence, and purity. So, the Everlasting Daisy symbolizes holding the qualities for a lifetime. The daisies[2] also mean being durable and tough.
  • The Everlasting Daisies[3] can be dried and will last for a long time. This is done by hanging the flowers upside down after the cutting. This is best done when the flowers first open.
  • The pretty structures surrounding the disks are not petals. These are modified bracts. The bracts become paper-like when the flower is dried. Thus, the flower is sometimes called “paper daisies[4].

Rhodanthe Chlorocephala

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Key References
  • [1]“Rhodanthe chlorocephala – Growing Native Plants”. Accessed April 16, 2023. Link.
  • [2]“The Daisy Flower Has An Amazing Secret. Now That’s Clever.”. Accessed April 16, 2023. Link.
  • [3]“Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority – Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea”. Accessed April 16, 2023. Link.
  • [4]“Daisy, daisy: growing everlasting daisies & a ray floret daisy |”. Accessed April 16, 2023. Link.

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