Olearia pimelioides (Showy Daisy Bush)

Olearia pimelioides

Olearia pimelioides

We saw masses of this lovely daisy bush as we were driving through the area from Murrayville to Ouyen, on our way to Sydney. I demanded that we stop so that I could check what Olearia it was and get some photos. This is one of the dryland daisies, growing in amongst the mallee trees.

This daisy grows to about 1 metre high and wide. It begins flowering at the end of winter into spring and makes a wonderful show. It grows in most soils particularly limey soils which occur around our place. Although the books say it is used commonly as a garden plant I have not found this to be so. To have 2 or 3 of them in a group would make the most wonderful spring display in a garden.

Olearia pimelioides

Olearia pimelioides

 

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