Xerochrysum ‘Wallaby Sungold’ – Everlasting Daisy

The mass flower displays on a lovely, compact mounding growth habit coupled with small dark green leaves and bright golden everlasting flowers that attract butterflies are the outstanding features of this excellent plant. 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. 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 Sungold
Common Name:Everlasting Daisy
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, 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
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. 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

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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