From Central America we have the Tree Daisy, Montanoa grandiflora, and if you live in a frost free area then this really is a wonderful shrub. Flowering in winter it is covered with masses of daisy like flowers, white with pretty golden centre.
Well suited to Australian conditions as this is a drought tolerant plant once established.
Montanoa grandiflora Care
A sunny position with protection from wind is best. A little room is required as this shrub can reach 3 m plus with a similar spread. A humus rich well drained soil is best.
Although it does cope with dry conditions a little water over the summer is beneficial.
Prune Montanoa grandiflora back hard after the red seed heads have begun to disappear.
Available from the following nurseries
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
Large range of Rare plants, Climbers, Bulbs, Perennials Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Available both Retail and by Mail Order