Wordless Wednesday – Who’s wearing a ballgown in the garden?


This is Rhodanthe manglesii aka. the Pink Sunray/Silver Bells/Swan River Everlasting Daisy. It is a native of Western Australia


I’ve been growing it in a home trial of unfamiliar everlasting flowers this year and it is by far the prettiest of the bunch (IMHO). I just love its 3D conical structure.


And its layered, translucent, silver bracts. It’s like a fairytale ballgown:


Look … here’s one I made/googled earlier


I’ll definitely be growing them again next year and in a larger display.


My seeds were from Chiltern Seeds


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Living in the damp middle of nowhere
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12 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Who’s wearing a ballgown in the garden?

  1. Sam says:

    What a corker! I’ve never heard of it before. Really lovely.

  2. aircooledadventures says:

    Some great photos!

  3. Oh, so gorgeous 🙂.

  4. Brian Skeys says:

    Beautiful and different.

  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Bellissima! The back is as lovely as the front – thanks for the introduction!

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