Celmisia hookeri. Photo by Tony Garn

Celmisia hookeri

Celmisia hookeri in full bloom on the scree at the rock garden is a stunning sight. A composite flower; the single layer of large ray florets are pure white ringing the multitude of yellow disc florets.

The flower stalk, covered in papery sheaths, rises from the strong tuft of foliage. A native to South Island, New Zealand where it is found in well drained rock and herbage communities.