Pyrethropsis or ‘Moroccan Daisy’
With masses of flowers from spring through summer Pyrethropsis hosmariense (syn Rhodanthemum hosmariense) or ‘Moroccan Daisy’ grow well in a large container or in the ornamental border. This is a plant that seems to have moved around in terms of species names at various times also being included with the Chrysanthemums.
Low growing and matt forming it makes a good ground cover plant, its tough, drought tolerant and easy care.
Reasonably drought tolerant and copes well with poor soils, however for best results try a humus rich well drained soil and give the occasional soaking during prolonged dry periods.
Can be trimmed back to maintain shape and deadheaded to encourage a second flush of flowers in summer.
Other species and cultivars include :
- Pyrethropsis gayana.
- Pyrethropsis catanache (syn Rhodanthemum catanache)
- Pyrethropsis Flamingo.
Available for sale from the following nurseries
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