Raoulia australis

Asteraceae

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Raoulia australis
 

Habitat: open, sunny places

Flowering: summer

Height: 2 cm

Width: 30 cm

Soil: gritty, well drained

This genus includes some splendid plants, variously described as cushions, hummocks and sheep, very difficult to grow. Some of them form flat mats (carpets if you wait a little longer) of tiny, silver leaves, useful in a rock garden, raised bed or trough, to cover spaces between larger plants. There are also various hybrids, usually excellent silver-foliage plants.

Raoulia australis is one of the ones that makes a mat of tiny silver leaves, liberally sprinkled in season with tiny pale yellow flowers.
RAO-9
9 cm pot £4.00