Western Australia has an international reputation for its wildflowers. What is not well know is that a great number of those flowers are from the daisy family: many of them Everlastings - to use their common name.
These plants vary dramatically in shape, flowers, size and foliage, and would seem unrelated to anyone but an expert. Of the 200+ varieties of daisies native to Western Australia, there are generally only three available for purchase by the public.
The Everlasting Daisy Project aims to engage the community in the beauty of WA daisies and change that imbalance, increasing the availability of those less common species. It has been the life work of Hazel Dempster to, under licence, collect seed and plants from the bush and propagate those lesser known varieties. Currently Hazel is working with 50+ daisies within her own collection which she shares with our community.
At Western Wildflower Gardens our aim is to provide the expertise and support for our community to understand how to grow, enjoy and harvest their very own WA daisies.
In order to have gorgeous blooms, you’ll have to start here! We recommend sowing your seeds between mid-May to mid-June. Here you’ll learn all about how to give your seeds the best start possible.
During Djilba you’ll begin to see your daisies emerge but before you do, check out our resources below with guides on avoiding hungry pests, watering schedules and general care for your daisies.
We love watching your wildflowers grow just as much as you so don’t forget to share all the emerging joy, colour and love.
Simply snap a photo of your wildflowers and tag @WesternWildflowerGardens on the relevant social media platform - maybe even share a little story about how your wildflowers are going!