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Chrysocephalum 'Silver and Gold'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
8 inches high by 3 feet + wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
ground cover
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 25-30 degrees F.
This UCSC/Koala Blooms introduction is one of several shrubby daisies most of us once knew under the genus Helichrysum. It is a profusely branched, trailing shrublet, forming a broad mat in time. Thickly cloaking the slender stems are soft, silvery narrow-oval leaves. Small golden yellow strawflowers are clustered at the branch tips in spring and summer (or nearly throughout the year near the coast). It thrives in sun or part shade, with non-alkaline, well-drained soil and moderate watering.