A beautiful plant for flower displays, with golden flowers produced for most of the year, and the best flush of blooms in spring. It is quick growing, and responds well to tip pruning to help it keep a good compact shape. It likes a well drained soil, and regular feeding and reliable watering will see it at its best. It is also a great container plant.
The flowers are great for floral work, and can also be dried for long lasting flowers that don’t need water. To dry them, pick in bud and hang upside down till ready for use.
|Scientific Name:||Xerochrysum bracteatum|
|Common Name:||Everlasting Daisy|
|Other Common Names:||Paper Daisy|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|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:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.