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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.