A beautiful plant for flower displays, with flowers produced for most of the year. This is a selected seed range that produces a variety of pink shades of flowers. The best flush of blooms in spring, but they will flower through to autumn. 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|
|Cultivar:||Shades of Pink|
|Other Common Names:||Everlasting daisy, Paper daisy|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.7 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|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, Wildflower meadow|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Butterflies, Other insects|
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