- Flower namePaper Cascade
- Scientific nameRhodanthe anthemoides cv. Paper Cascade
- AliasPaper Cascade
- Place of originAustralia
- Place of floweringGarden, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July
What is Paper Cascade
Paper Cascade (scientific name: Rhodanthe anthemoides cv. Paper Cascade) is one of the varieties of the Anthemoides species "Rhodanthe anthemoides" and a late variety. It is a perennial herb of the Rhodanthe genus of the Asteraceae family native to Australia, but in Japan it is treated horticulturally as an annual because the summer heat causes it to wither and die. Both paper cascade and flower cascade are also known by their scientific names, rhodanthe anthemoides. What looks like a tongue-shaped flower on the petals is a bract and there is no tongue-shaped flower. There is a yellow tubular flower in the center. The buds are reddish purple.
Another similar plant is the manglesii species "Hirohanohana kanzashi (Rhodanthe manglesii). The flowers are pink, rose, or white. It is 40-60 cm tall and the flower diameter is 3 cm, which is taller and larger than the paper cascade.
Comparison of Paper Cascade and Hanakanzashi
Both have thin papery, crumbly petals and look like dried flowers, not fresh flowers. The only color is white.
The petals of the paper cascade are pointed, while those of the hana-kanzashi are rounded.
Flowering time is later in Paper Cascade.
Common name: Paper Cascade, scientific name: Rhodanthe anthemoides cv. Paper Cascade, subname: Rhodanthe anthemoides, height: 10-30 cm, origin: horticultural variety (Hanakanzashi is native to Australia), life form: perennial, Flowering season: December-May (greenhouse cultivated), March-May (direct planted), Flower color: white (only), Flower diameter: 2 cm, Bud color: reddish purple, Uses: containers, potted plants, dried flowers.