Xerochrysum bracteatum ‘Cockatoo’ – Everlasting Daisy

A small sub-shrub perennial with grey-green leaves and a profusion of lemon-coloured everlasting flowers through the warm months. A great general garden or pot plant and cut flower. Good heat tolerant plant, flowers best in full sun but will tolerate light shade. Dry soil conditions will reduce the flowering. Feed in warm weather with a good native fertilizer, watering in well afterwards to avoid leaf burn. To dry the flowers, pick while in bud and hang upside down until dry.

Family : Asteraceae
Cultivar Name: Cockatoo
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Xerochrysum bracteatum
Common Name : Everlasting Daisy
Height : 1
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects