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|
|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|
|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|
|Lifespan:||Annual, Biennial, Perennial|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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