Xerochrysum ‘Wallaby Orange’ – Everlasting Daisy

The mass flower displays on a lovely, compact mounding growth habit, coupled with small dark green leaves and glowing orange red everlasting flowers that attract butterflies make this an excellent garden plant. A great rockery, border or pot plant. It performs best in full sun but will tolerate light shade. Keep the water up to it, especially during the flowering period, as dry soil conditions will reduce the flowering. The silky, papery flowers are great for drying and can last for years when dried properly. Pick in bud and hang upside down till dry.

 

 

Scientific Name:Xerochrysum
Family:Asteraceae
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Orange, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.