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Gardening with
Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds

Botanical Name:Xerochrysum bracteatum 
Synonym(s):   Helichrysum bracteatum 
Common Name:Golden Everlasting  , Paper Daisy  , Paper flower  , Straw Flower  , Diamond Head  , Everlasting daisies 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, May not be Indigenous to Whitehorse
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Well Drained
80 cm x 80 cm
Foliage:Soft elliptic mid green leaves 3-12 cm x 0.3-3 cm, tip pointed.
Flowers:Shiny bright yellow daisies. Flowers for most of the year, especially spring to autumn. Terminal, branched, few- to many- flowered cluster of daisy flowerheads 1-5.5 cm wide. Ray florets stiff, bracts at base of flowerhead golden-yellow.

Spectacular fast growing daisy for most well drained garden situations, especially cottage gardens and rockeries. Pruning from an early stage induces early branching and may prolong life. Provides both food for caterpillars and nectar for butterflies.

  1. Yarra Ranges Council 
  2. Australian Native Plants Society 
  3. Australian National Botanic Garden 
  4. iPlants 
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA) 

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