Xerochrysum bracteatum ‘Lucky Penny’ – Everlasting Daisy

The compact, low growing form of this everlasting daisy, along with its very long flowering period are the key features of this showy, butterfly attracting native plant. It makes an outstanding pot plant for small gardens and courtyards or can be used as a flowering border for larger areas. Be sure to remove the spent flower heads to keep the blooms coming and give it a feed in spring and at the beginning of autumn to get it to reach its full flowering potential. Introduced by Zanthorrea Nursery from Perth, Western Australia.


Scientific Name:Xerochrysum bracteatum
Cultivar:'Lucky Penny'
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Other Common Names:Paper Daisy
Plant Type:Clumping perennial
Height:0.15 ~ 0.2 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:White, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses: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. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. 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.