Chrysocephalum apiculatum ‘Desert Orange’ – Everlasting Daisy

An easy care and colourful groundcovering perennial daisy, with gorgeous grey green foliage and golden orange flower clusters in spring and summer. It grows to around half a metre wide and will cascade over banks and pots. It loves a sunny spot in well drained soil. Give it some native fertiliser in spring. It can be cut back hard after flowering and it will regrow beautifully.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Chrysocephalum apiculatum
Cultivar:Desert Orange
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Other Common Names:Yellow Buttons
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Orange, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Neutral
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:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Planting Season:Any
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.