Helichrysum (now Xerochrysum) bracteatum Common / Product Name: Diamond Head
Genus Species: Helichrysum (now Xerochrysum) bracteatum
Common / Product Name: Diamond Head
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS)
Height x Width: 0.3 – 0.7m x 0.3m
Pruning: Remove spent flowers annually
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Herbaceous perennial
Flowering: starts: Spring / ends: Summer
Flower Colour: Yellow sometimes White paper daisy
Irrigation: Requires late autumn to winter rain or watering to germinate seed. Short lived perennial everlasting flowers used for annual garden beds.
Lower Temperatures: This plant will die off in winter and go into dormancy and re-shoot in Spring after rain. Frost will effect new growth.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Low 40’s°C for short periods.
Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.