Celmisia spectabilis

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Celmisia spectabilis Hook.f.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Celmisia spectabilis is a perennial.

Naming

Celmisia spectabilis was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1844. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Celmisia spectabilis is a species in the genus Celmisia which contains approximately 85 to 90 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 10 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Celmisia spectabilis is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Celmisia spectabilis produces solitary erect, white many-stellate flowers in June.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Celmisia spectabilis is native to New Zealand.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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