The Paper Daisy That's More Than Just a Pretty Face

Say hello to the Xerochrysum bracteatum, a plant that's as fun to say as it is to grow. Known by many names like the 'Golden everlasting', 'Paper daisy', and 'Strawflower', this plant is a showstopper in any garden with its vibrant, long-lasting blooms and resilient nature.

Xerochrysum bracteatum

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Xerochrysum bracteatum

Standing anywhere from 1 to 5 feet tall and spreading about 1 foot wide, the Xerochrysum bracteatum is a sight to behold. Its leaves are a striking mix of pewter and jade, while the flowers are a riot of colors - think lemon, apricot, fuchsia, ruby, and milky. And these aren't just any flowers. They're vase-friendly, resilient, and have a long flowering period. Plus, they're perfect for drying and preserving, so you can enjoy their beauty long after they've bloomed.

Did you know that the Xerochrysum bracteatum is a magnet for nectar-seeking bees, pollinating butterflies, and other flower visitors? So not only is it a feast for the eyes, but it also plays a crucial role in supporting our local ecosystems!

Also known as

Bracted strawflower
Golden everlasting
Paper daisy
Straw daisy
Yellow paper daisy

Our design recommendations

The Xerochrysum bracteatum's design features are all about versatility. Its fringe-like structure makes it a great choice for cluster planting, creating a sea of color in your garden. And thanks to its enduring nature, it's also a popular choice for rock fences and vessels, where it adds a pop of color and texture. The Xerochrysum bracteatum is a great fit for vessels and rock fences. Its height and vibrant colors make it a standout feature in any landscape, while its resilience means it can thrive in a variety of conditions.