Leibnitzia anandria

Leibnitz daisy

This is a highly unusual perennial that grows across Russia through China and Japan.  

Plants are dimorphic having distinct spring and autumn flowering stages.  

In spring, white and pink tinged aster-like flowers appear on short stems from stiff looking rosettes of  leaves.

These initial flowers do not set seed.  Towards autumn a second flush of flowers appear which possess the necessary equipment to produce fertile seed. These seed heads are fluffy and very attractive. 

Related to Gerbera this is a hardy relative that shows none of the blousy characteristics of its cousins. Interesting and distinctly odd.

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Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae    

Hardy perennial    

H6    

30cm    

15cm    

Dark green    

White    

Well drained, average    

Sun

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