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Helichrysum scorpioides|Button Everlasting

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Erect unbranched woolly-hairy perennial herb spreading from underground stems.
Size (W x H)
30cm x 20-30cm
Basal rosette of broad leaves becoming narrower up the stem, 3-9cm x 3-8mm, sometimes nearly hairless above.
Single button-like daisy flowerheads to 30mm across, held on long stalks, outer bracts below flowerhead papery, dark brown, inner bracts yellow.
Flower colour
Flower time
September to December
Growing conditions
Moist well drained soil in open forests and woodlands. Frost tolerant.
Commonly used for
Matting plant for cottage gardens, borders, rockeries. Drift under established trees. Plants die back each year after flowering.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory