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plant type

native flowers, groundcovers and climbers

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage
reasonable drainage
poor drainage

Leptorhynchos squamatus

scaly buttons

A perennial plant growing to a height of 30cm and spreading 40cm. The flowers occur on long scaly stalks and are held well above the foliage.
originNSW, Vic, Tas, Qld, SA.
cultural notesAn adaptable and hardy plant. Prefers moist but well drained soils in full sun or part shade.
toleratesTolerant of frost, drought and short period of innundation.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourSmall yellow daisy flowers on long scaly stalks.
foliage colourLinear leaves are dark green above and woolly white underneath and form small tufts around the flower stem.
widthup to 0.4m
heightup to 0.3m
plant spacing20cm apart
recommended usesA hardy plant suitable for rockeries, cottage gardens, mass plantings or as a container plant.

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