A small sub-shrub perennial with grey-green leaves and a profusion of lemon-coloured everlasting flowers through the warm months. A great general garden or pot plant and cut flower. Good heat tolerant plant, flowers best in full sun but will tolerate light shade. Dry soil conditions will reduce the flowering. Feed in warm weather with a good native fertilizer, watering in well afterwards to avoid leaf burn. To dry 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|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Wildflower meadow|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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