Actinotus helianthi. flannel flower

Family Apiaceae
Description Short-lived perennial herb to 1m high.
Flowering Time Summer
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Vegetation Communities Heath and dry sclerophyl forest
Soil Types Sands
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Abundant understory species following fire.
Amenity / Ornamental Values One of the most beautiful native perennials.
Other Values Excellent cut flower. Adds diversity to understory in revegetation plantings within its range.
Tolerances
Water Deficit high but only flowers well when moisture available
Compaction low
Waterlogging low
Shade low
Minimum Temperature inland provenances more frost tolerant to at least -5
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram 400
Viability Period long
Dormancy chemical
Treatment smoke
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees extremely variable
Direct Seeding