The Everlasting is one of the best known and most popular of the "paper daisies".
This Paper Daisy is a very widespread species across Australia. It varies in habit from prostrate, to a shrubby plant of about 40 cm in height.
The leaves are usually large (up to 100mm long) and green to grey-green in colour. The individual flowers are very small but are formed into a large cluster surrounded by large papery bracts. The overall appearance is that of a large, single "flower" with the bracts as the "petals". However, well over a hundred true flowers occur inside the ring of bracts.
Paper Daisies are usually quick growing in sunny, well-drained positions. They benefit from regular light pruning annually to encourage branching and a greater number of flowers. Severe pruning to overcome "legginess" may be successful but only as a last resort.
You can find more information on this species here.
Follow the advice given on our How To Sow page to get the best results - a glorious flowering show from early Summer to Autumn.
Please refer to the suggested sowing rate provided below to help determine how many grams per m² are suitable for your lot.
Regular: 7 to 11 days
Express: 1 to 4 days
Sowing & Growing Information
Autumn or Spring
Spring ~ Autumn (depending on location and time of Sowing)
0.5 to 1.0 gm per m²