A picture of a Flannel Flowers

Flannel Flowers

Actinotus spp.

Actinotus helianthi head by Macleay Grass Man (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Flannel Flowers

Actinotus helianthi plant4 (8372183244)
Actinotus helianthi (7779093398)
A photo of Flannel Flowers
Actinotus helianthi plant1 (8372161322)

Flannel Flowers Overview

Actinotus is a small genus containing around 20 herbaceous perennial or small shrub species found only in Australasia. They are also known as Flannel Flowers as this genus is characterised by the presence of downy hair covering the stem, branches and leaves, creating a flannel-like texture. Flowers are typically white-pink and star-shaped, with modified leaves that resemble petals.

Special features of Flannel Flowers

Attractive flowers