Xerochrysum viscosum – Sticky Everlasting Daisy

An attractive long flowering everlasting daisy with interesting sticky foliage, which can trap small insects. A good hardy plant for frost and drought areas, but also good for more humid areas. Easily grown in most well drained soils , best in full sun. It flowers from spring through summer with spot flowering in autumn. Prune back after flowering to stimulate new flowering shoots and to maintain bushiness. Good for massed planting. The flower heads are great cut flowers and can be dried for long lasting colourful blooms.

Naturally grows in south east Australia from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, ACT and Tasmania, in open woodland and in disturbed areas such as roadsides.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Xerochrysum viscosum
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Plant Type:Clumping perennial
Height:0.2 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Orange, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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