Xerochrysum bracteatum – Everlasting Daisy

A beautiful plant for flower displays, with golden flowers produced for most of the year, and the best flush of blooms in spring. It is quick growing, and responds well to tip pruning to help it keep a good compact shape. It likes a well drained soil, and regular feeding and reliable watering will see it at its best. It is also a great container plant.

The flowers are great for floral work, and can also be dried for long lasting flowers that don’t need water. To dry them, pick in bud and hang upside down till ready for use.

Scientific Name:Xerochrysum bracteatum
Family:Asteraceae
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Other Common Names:Paper Daisy
Plant Type:Clumping perennial
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Biennial, Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.