Xerochrysum viscosum

Sticky Everlasting

Erect, open to straggly, much-branched sticky annual to biennial herb.

Additional information

  • SynonymHelichrysum viscosum, Bracteantha viscosa
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.5-0.8 m x 0.3-1 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesNarrow dark green leaves 2-14 cm x 0.5-4 mm, tip pointed, margins curved under.
  • Flower colourBright yellow
  • Flowering timeSeptember to March
  • FlowersTerminal daisy flowerheads to 3.5 cm wide
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingBoth food for caterpillars and nectar for butterflies.
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDry well drained soil often in rocky sites in eucalypt forest. Full sun, semi shade. Very restricted distribution within the Shire.
  • Garden useBright daisy for small gardens, rockeries and cottage gardens, especially if planted in mass or in drifts. Prune hard after flowering to encourage both bushiness and longevity.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More widespread outside the Shire.
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 4 Colleen Miller ©; 2 Cathy Powers ©

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