Golden Everlasting, Golden Everlasting Daisy.
Xerochrysum bracteatum, Bracteantha bracteata, Helichrysum bracteatum.
Presence in Australia
Widespread through most areas in region.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, NT, WA.
Open woodland or forest, usually on sandy to sandy loam soils.
Erect, usually annual herb, 20-80cm high. Rarely branched at base.
Grows mainly during autumn and spring, and also summer if favourable conditions.
Frost hardy. Palatable to stock and damaged by grazing.
Yellow flowers, mostly Sep-Nov.
Dec-Jan. Monitor closely as mature seeds dispersed by wind.
From seed sown late-summer. Germinates in 7-30 days and grows rapidly. Strikes within 3 weeks from tip cuttings 7-10cm long, under mist.
Good habitat. Flowers provide nectar for native butterflies and moths.
Spectacular. Mass plant for best effect, and prune or replace each year to prevent legginess. Cut flowers for long-lasting.
Distinguish Golden Everlasting from Sticky Everlasting by its fewer stems and grey-green or light-green leaves. Golden Everlasting generally more bushy, has varnished-looking stems and dark-green leaves.