Ammobium alatum – Winged Everlasting

Ammobium alatum is a showy perennial plant, with silvery foliage and abundant papery white flowers with large golden, contrasting centres. It flowers for a long period over summer, and they can be picked and dried, or used fresh in cut flowers arrangements. A hardy plant, though in harsh or frosty conditions it is best treated as an annual. It likes a sunny position, and goes well in a rockery, and is sensational for massed plantings and Australian native wildflower meadows. Propagation is from seed, division or cuttings. This plant is a food source for the painted lady butterfly.

Scientific Name:Ammobium alatum
Family:Asteraceae
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Other Common Names:Paper Daisy, Winged Everlasting
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Gold
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Annual, Biennial, Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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