Coronidium elatum ‘Sunny Side Up’ – Everlasting daisy

A compact small shrub that has attractive silvery leaves and masses of white everlasting daisy flowers in early to mid-spring that persist on the plant for several months. Trim back behind the spent flowers in late spring to rejuvenate the plant, which will improve the flowering the next year. A good feature plant or container plant, also good for cut flowers. To preserve the flowers, pick in bud. Hang to dry, and they will keep their colour and last for years, and can be used in dried arrangements.

Scientific Name:Coronidium elatum
Cultivar:Sunny Side Up
Common Name:Everlasting daisy
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Semi-arid
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects






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


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.