PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831
Gold Coin is an attractive, long flowering shrub with masses of golden, round, daisy like flowers. It has attractive green foliage and enjoys a position in part to full sun, growing to 50cm tall and 75cm wide. It is tolerant of moderate frosts and most soil types. A light prune in early autumn will keep it compact and tidy. Fertilize with Osmocote Slow Release in early spring.
Astericus maritimus (also known as Odontospermum maritimus) looks good in any home garden. It fits in well with a traditional cottage garden alongside Felicia ‘Gold Dust’ Convolvulus cneorum and Hebe ‘Wiri Spears’. It also makes a good border plant to a bed of Lavender and Salvia. Gold Coin’s compact shape and prostrate form means that it is well suited to a rockery or terraced garden.
Although Gold Coin has been around for many years it has not been rapidly available. Clive Larkman has trailed it over several years in his garden in the Yarra Valley and has been quite impressed by its performance.