Blue, Silver and Cinnamon

Three plants that grabbed my attention at Dunedin Botanic Garden on 07 May 2022. New Zealand. Love the colours and textures. The first two were in the Australia Collection and the third was nearby (but probably not Australian). The cushion bush is a plant I really love and I’ve grown a plant of it at a previous property.

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I’m guessing this is a type of Olearia.

Below: Leucophyta brownii “Cushion Bush” (syn. Calocephalus brownii)


And this, I feel I should recognise it but as yet it remains a mystery..
love the cinnamon veins and the cinnamon fuzz on top of the leaf!


Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)

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  1. I saw an olearia like the one in your photo in a garden I visited a couple of years ago. (The colour was the same too.) The cushion bushes look like they would be very soft to sit on – might get into trouble for it though! 🙂

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    1. The colour is pretty special! As far as the cushions go – at their best they look wonderful but there’s not much to them in the way of actual cushioning – a rather sparse plant with filigree fineness 😀

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