Ammobium alatum – Winged Everlasting

Ammobium alatum is a showy perennial plant, with silvery foliage and abundant papery white flowers with large golden, contrasting centres. It flowers for a long period over summer, and they can be picked and dried, or used fresh in cut flowers arrangements. A hardy plant, though in harsh or frosty conditions it is best treated as an annual. It likes a sunny position, and goes well in a rockery, and is sensational for massed plantings and Australian native wildflower meadows. Propagation is from seed, division or cuttings. This plant is a food source for the painted lady butterfly.

Family : Asteraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Ammobium alatum
Common Name : Everlasting Daisy
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : White, Gold
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Annual, Biennial, Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects