A low growing soft-wooded perennial with papery daisy flowers in a range of colours, from white, cream, yellow, gold, red to a range of pink tones. A great general garden or pot plant and a brilliant cut flower, attract butterflies and small moths. If using as a plant for colour in the garden it can be used as an annual and renewed every year.
A good heat tolerant plant, performs best in full sun but will tolerate light shade. Tip pruning the plants when young will help form more compact plants and give more flowers. While they are drought tolerant once established, dry soil conditions will reduce the flowering. Feed with a good native fertiliser during warm weather. To preserve the flowers, pick while in bud and hang upside down until dry.
|Scientific Name:||Xerochrysum bracteatum|
|Common Name:||Everlasting daisy|
|Other Common Names:||Paper daisy|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream, Yellow, Red, Pink, Orange, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||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|
|Lifespan:||Annual, Biennial, Perennial|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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