Xerochrysum ‘Cockatoo’ – Everlasting Daisy

A small sub-shrub perennial with grey-green leaves and a profusion of lemon-coloured everlasting flowers through the warm months. A great general garden or pot plant and cut flower. Good heat tolerant plant, flowers best in full sun but will tolerate light shade. Dry soil conditions will reduce the flowering. Feed in warm weather with a good native fertilizer, watering in well afterwards to avoid leaf burn. To dry the flowers, pick while in bud and hang upside down until dry.

 

Scientific Name:Xerochrysum
Family:Asteraceae
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Other Common Names:Paper daisy
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
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.