Paper Daisy Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea 'Pierrot'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
everlasting 'Pierrot'


'Pierrot', commonly known as the Pink and White Everlasting, boasts flowers that evoke a sense of delicate charm which is characteristic of this plant. The flowers are distinct with rosy pink petals tipped with a glistening white hue, giving them a dainty and graceful appearance. The center of each flower contrasts with the softness of the petals, featuring a globe-like structure that is vivid green to yellow in color, and this is where the flower heads emerge, creating a delightful spherical form. The foliage of the Pink and White Everlasting is another beautiful aspect of its appearance. Leaves are long, slender, and often silvery-green, offering a striking backdrop to the colorful blossoms. This silver-green foliage gives the plant a soft, almost frosted look, adding to its charm and making it a favorite for both gardens and as a cut flower. The overall impression of the Pink and White Everlasting is one of whimsy and elegance, with its combination of gentle colors and delicate textures. The plant carries its blooms on stems that rise above the foliage, presenting the flowers in a way that seems to almost float above the leaves, providing a lovely display that is both eye-catching and serene. While its dimensions are part of its identity, they are not what define the allure of the Pink and White Everlasting. Its true essence is found in its captivating presence in any setting, where the intricate detail of each flower can be appreciated up close, and the gentle sway of its blooms in the breeze can be enjoyed in the peaceful moments of garden observation.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Pink Paper Daisy, Everlasting Daisy, Pierrot Paper Daisy

    • Common names

      Helipterum pierrot, Acroclinium roseum, Rhodanthe manglesii.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as Pink Paper Daisy is not widely recognized for being toxic to humans. There is no well-documented evidence or widespread concern regarding its toxicity. Therefore, there are no specific symptoms of poisoning associated with this plant since it is not considered poisonous. However, as with many plants, individual allergies or sensitivities could possibly occur.

    • To pets

      Similar to its profile in humans, the Pink Paper Daisy is not known to be toxic to pets. This means that if pets were to ingest parts of this plant, they are not expected to experience poisoning as a consequence. However, pet owners should still practice caution as ingestion of non-food items can sometimes lead to gastrointestinal upset or other issues in pets.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: With its delicate daisy-like flowers and attractive foliage, Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea 'Pierrot', or Pink Everlasting, provides visual interest in gardens and landscapes.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, Pink Everlasting is known for its ability to withstand periods of drought, making it suitable for water-conservative landscaping.
    • Low Maintenance: Requiring minimal care beyond the occasional watering and pruning, Pink Everlasting is ideal for gardeners looking for plants that do not demand a lot of time and effort.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The vibrant flowers of Pink Everlasting are attractive to bees and butterflies, helping to support local ecosystems.
    • Versatility in Landscaping: It can be used in various ways, such as in borders, rockeries, and containers, providing flexibility for different garden designs and settings.
    • Long Blooming Period: This plant has a lengthy blooming season, which ensures that the garden remains colorful and lively for an extended period.
    • Resistant to Pests: Pink Everlasting is generally resistant to common garden pests, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
    • Seaside Suitability: As a native to Australia, this plant can tolerate salty and windy conditions, making it a good choice for coastal regions.
    • Excellent Cut Flowers: The blooms of Pink Everlasting are long-lasting when cut, making them a popular choice for floral arrangements and bouquets.
    • Cultural Significance: As a symbol of remembrance in Australia, it holds cultural value, particularly on occasions like ANZAC Day.
    • Seed Saving: Seeds can be easily collected at the end of the season for propagation the following year, offering a cost-effective way to expand the garden.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Photography Prop: Due to its striking appearance, the Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea 'Pierrot', commonly known as paper daisy, can be used as a photography prop to enhance the visual appeal of a photo shoot, especially for botanical themes or spring settings.
    • Crafts and Scrapbooking: The dried flowers of the paper daisy can be used in various crafts and scrapbooking projects, where they are appreciated for their longevity and vibrant color.
    • Educational Tool: Botany teachers can utilize the paper daisy in lessons about plant biology and the variety of flower structures, as it is a good example of an Asteraceae family member.
    • Dye Production: The petals of the paper daisy may be used to create a natural dye for fabrics or art projects.
    • Bookmarks: Dried paper daisy flowers can be laminated or pressed to create unique and natural bookmarks.
    • Environmental Indicators: Being a native Australian plant, the paper daisy could serve as an indicator species in studies of ecological changes or the integrity of its natural habitat.
    • Garden Borders: Because of their low-growing habit, paper daisies can be used to create colorful and vibrant borders in gardens and walking paths.
    • Wedding Decor: Paper daisies are a unique option for wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and decorations, adding a touch of natural elegance.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists may take inspiration from the delicate form and colors of the paper daisy for various forms of artwork, including paintings and textile designs.
    • Home Decor: Dried arrangements of paper daisies can be used to create natural home decor items that add a rustic or cottage-style charm to interiors.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Paper Daisy is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Paper Daisy is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Enduring affection: The Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea 'Pierrot', commonly known as Pink Paper Daisy, is often used to represent affection that withstands the test of time due to its long-lasting nature as a preserved flower.
    • Everlasting beauty: Pink Paper Daisies are symbols of beauty that does not fade with age, much like their own petals which retain vibrant color even after drying.
    • Delicate strength: Despite their fragile appearance, these flowers are quite resilient, which is why they symbolize the power that lies in gentleness and endurance.
    • Innocence: The simple and unassuming form of the Pink Paper Daisy is often associated with purity and a childlike sense of wonder.

Every 1-2 weeks
10000 - 20000 Lux
Every 1-2 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Paper Daisy prefers soil that is consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly until excess water drains out of the pot, typically once a week, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. In warmer months or in a hot, dry climate, increase watering frequency to prevent the soil from drying out completely. Adjust watering during the winter months or when the air is humid, as the plant requires less moisture. Generally, it's recommended to provide around 16 ounces of water per week, depending on the size of the plant and environmental conditions.

  • sunLight

    Paper Daisies thrive in bright, indirect sunlight. Place them in a location where they can receive ample light without being exposed to the harsh midday sun, which can scorch their delicate petals. An east-facing window that gets morning light or a south-facing window with some shade are ideal spots for this plant to ensure it gets the right amount of sunlight.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Paper Daisies prefer a temperature range between 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit, making them suitable for typical indoor environments. Avoid placing the plant in areas where temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, as cold drafts can damage the plant. They will perform best at room temperature, away from heating vents and air conditioners that can cause sudden temperature fluctuations.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Paper Daisies is essential for maintaining plant health and encouraging fuller growth. Trim off any dead or yellowing leaves and spent blooms to promote new growth and improve air circulation. The best time to prune is in the late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Pruning can be done every few months or as needed to keep the plant looking tidy.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Paper Daisy is well-draining with a composition such as a blend of potting soil, perlite, and sand in equal parts to increase aeration and drainage. The soil pH should be slightly acidic to neutral, ideally between 6.0 and 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Paper Daisies should be repotted every 1-2 years or when the roots outgrow the pot, which is evident when roots start to circle the pot or grow through the drainage holes.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Paper Daisy thrives in moderate to low indoor humidity levels, typically around 40-50%, avoiding overly humid conditions which can lead to fungal issues.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light with good air flow for indoor Paper Daisies.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun to light shade with good drainage for outdoor Paper Daisies.

    • Hardiness zone

      9-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea 'Pierrot', commonly known as the Pink Sunray or Everlasting Daisy, begins its life cycle with seed germination, typically occurring in early spring under the right temperature and moisture conditions. The seedlings emerge from the soil and enter the vegetative stage, where they develop a rosette of leaves and a root system. As the plant matures, it proceeds to the budding stage, where flower buds form at the ends of the stems. The flowering stage follows, characterized by the blooming of distinctive pinkish flowers with a central disc surrounded by papery petals that can last for several weeks. After pollination, generally involving insects, the plant enters the fruiting stage where seeds develop and are eventually dispersed, completing the reproductive cycle. During unfavorable conditions or at the end of its annual lifecycle, the Pink Sunray concludes with senescence and death, leaving behind seeds to begin a new generation.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea 'Pierrot', commonly known as the Paper Daisy, is through seeds. Seed propagation is typically done in spring or autumn. To propagate, first, surface-sow the fine seeds onto a well-draining seed starting mix, as they require light to germinate. Gently pressing the seeds into the soil without covering them ensures they have the light exposure needed. The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged, and placed in a warm, bright location without direct sunlight. Germination can take between 7 to 14 days. After seedlings have developed their first set of true leaves, they can be carefully transplanted to individual pots or into the garden, where they can grow into vibrant flowers.