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Helichrysum (now Xerochrysum) bracteatum

Genus Species: Helichrysum (now Xerochrysum) bracteatum

Common / Product Name: Diamond Head


Available Sizes

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.

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