OLEARIA (DAISY BUSH)
Olearias grow best in a light, and some of the most decorative are hardy only near the coast. Plant from September to November or in April.
Olearia gunniana, 4 to 5 ft., grows well near the coast, normally white-flowered but has forms within rose-pink, lavender or blue.
O. haastii, 5 to 8 ft., multitudes of little white daisies in July and August, is the hardiest and will grow almost anywhere.
O. macrodonta, 5 ft., fragrant white flowers in summer, grows well near the coast.
O. scilloniensis, 4 to 5 ft., grey leaves, bears white flowers in May, which are larger and borne even more freely than those of O. haastii.