X.diamond.JPG (21023 bytes)Xerochrysum “Diamond Head”: is a member of the Asteraceae or Daisy family. This native daisy has endured a number of name changes. Originally known as Helichrysum “Diamond Head then Bracteantha “Diamond Head” and finally (we hope) Xerochrysum “Diamond Head”.

Xerochrysum “Diamond Head” is a naturally occurring form of the well-known Xerochrysum bracteata, a Paper or Everlasting Daisy. This form comes from Diamond Head on the North Coast of New South Wales.

Plants grow on exposed headlands and have developed a prostrate habit. They will reach a height of 8 centimetres with a spread of up to 60 centimetres and are perennials. The leaves are 7 centimetres long and are rough to the touch because both surfaces are covered in stout hairs. Flowers are held above the foliage and are bright yellow, with an orange centre and about 3 centimetres in diameter. Flowering extends from November to February.

Xerochrysum “Diamond Head” is a hardy, small plant with cheerful yellow flowers. This form is ideal for inclusion in native cottage gardens and rockeries.

Propagate for cuttings that produce roots rapidly.