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Xerochrysum bracteatum Dreamtime Jumbo Light Pink

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Xerochrysum bracteatum Dreamtime Jumbo Light Pink Golden Everlasting, Strawflower, Paper Daisy, Everlasting Daisy,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
TBA Clumping, Rounded

Description:
DreamtimeTM plants are found on the high rocky coastal cliffs along the temperate region of the east coast of Australia, growing in low fertility gritty soils. Exposed to constant salt spray from the Pacific Ocean, Xerochrysum (formally bracteantha) is one tough cookie, and quickly becoming a high-impact retail favourite for adding bold colour to autumn and winter catalogues. All DreamtimeTM varieties have jumbo sized flowers that are positioned above the foliage, not around the sides, producing dramatic displays of colour during the cooler months of the year. Identical habits across the series allow the varieties to be used in mixed plantings, either in the landscape or in large, well-drained decorative containers.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asteraceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High
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