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Syncarpha argyropsis

   (Family: Asteraceae)
   
Afrikaans: witsewejaartjie, beesoogsewejaartjie English: White everlasting  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.5m
Spread: 0.5 - 2m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (heavy)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
pH: acid
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
White
 
Pink
Flower shape
Flower type
 
 
 
Leaf margin
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
 
 
 
Sow seeds in Spring
 
  Seed info EDIT
  Syncarpha argyropsis is easily rooted from cuttings. Tip or stem cuttings root well in multi-trays on heated benches under mist spray. Cuttings are rooted in autumn or spring in a rooting medium of equal parts bark and polystyrene chips. They will also root in cold frames in coarse, well-drained sand. Soft wood or semi-hardwood rooting hormone may be used to aid the rooting process. This species grows easily from seed sown in well-drained, sandy soil and subjected to smoke treatment. Seed is n
 
 
Description EDIT
Syncarpha argyropsis is an ornamental plant forming a dense, rounded shrublet up to about 500 mm high and 500 mm wide. The rambling branches are tightly woven into a latticework of shiny, silvery, felted stems and leaves that form a compact ball. It produces tight, silvery white buds that open to lovely, crisp, papery flowers with bright yellow centres. The buds develop from midwinter and the flowers persist from late winter until early summer (August to November). The flowers are crowded at the ends of the branches and cover the entire plant. The flower heads last for quite a few months which is why it is known as one of the everlasting group of plants.
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Syncarpha argyropsis is an herbaceous perennial that is restricted to the coastal zone from Rooi Els near Betty's Bay in the west to Port Elizabeth. Herbarium records show that it occurs consistently on or near the coast on tertiary limestone outcrops or dune sands. It also grows on dry sand dunes around coastal pans.
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