If you are looking for masses of yellow flowers on upright stems then Chrysocephalum semipapposum could be the plant for you. And especially if you want a plant that is drought tolerant.
Also known as the ‘Clustered Everlasting’, Chrysocephalum semipapposum (syn. Helichrysum semipapposum) is a member of the Asteraceae family.
A clump forming perennial with oblong leaves on long stems from 1 – 2m in height.
Appearing from spring to autumn, the flowers form as large clusters of golden yellow on the ends of the stems.?
This is a widespread species with populations found in each Australian state.
Often associated with coastal areas where it grows well in the sandy soils as an understory plant.?
- A well drained soil and a sunny to part shaded position suits well, although this is a hardy and adaptable plant.
- In the garden Chrysocephalum semipapposum can be pruned back hard in winter to promote strong new growth and tidy up the old foliage.
- Propagation from seed is easy, seed should be collected when dry and should be germinated in Autumn. Plants can also be propagated from cuttings.