Malbrough Rock Daisy * Grows to height of 0.6m by 0.6m wide * This little native shrub has handsome foliage, grey-green on top, white and hairy beneath. It’s worth growing for the leaves alone, but the flowers are outstanding too - long stemmed white and yellow daisies opening from thick buds shaped like drumsticks. * Enjoys dry and rocky soil, roots must be kept dry to avoid fungal infections. * Enjoys full sun, dry and windy conditions * Coastal tolerant and is frost tolerant
Pachystegia insignis - Marlborough Rock Daisy. Yes it's native to Marlborough NZ. The best way to care for this plant is to plant it with rocks and scrapy dry soil sheltered from excessive rain. Go ahead and neglect it. It'll will shine with glorious bold flowers and wonderful tough grey green leaves. Let it scramble down a bank or retaining wall. This is what it is used to in the wild rocky coastal parts of Marlborough.