Xerochrysum ‘Wallaby Gold’ – Everlasting Daisy

This excellent plant has mass flower displays on a lovely, compact mounding growth habit coupled with small dark green leaves and bright golden yellow everlasting flowers that attract butterflies. Great rockery, border or pot plant. It performs best in full sun but will tolerate light shade. Keep the water up to it, especially during the flowering period as dry soil conditions will reduce the flowering, and feed through the warm months with a good native fertiliser. The silky, papery flowers are great for drying and can last for years when dried properly. Pick in bud and hang upside down till dry.

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Xerochrysum
Cultivar:Wallaby Gold
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour: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
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fast growing, 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

 

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.