Xerochrysum bracteatum (formerly Helichrysum bracteatum) is commonly known as Paper Daisy, Strawflower or Golden Everlasting.
This yellow flowering plant in the Asteraceae family native to Australia includes both annual and perennial forms.
Cultivars are available in various colours from commercial seed and nursery supplies.
The Latin species name bracteatum refers to the papery bracts (often mistakenly called petals) of the flower heads.
It is mostly found in open woodland and forest, usually on sandy to loamy soils. Plants grow to 1m in full sun with flowering occurring in the warmer months of spring and summer.
The brightly coloured flower heads attract native bees, hover flies, and small beetles thereby assisting with pollination.
Cultivation: Xerochrysum bracteatum is easy to grow from both seeds and cuttings though named cultivars only grow true to colour from cuttings.
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