Chrysocephalum apiculatum
‘Silver Sunburst’

Chrysocephalum apiculatum ‘Silver Sunburst’

Rewarding and perfectly easy – this evergreen Australian native is the golden child of low-water hellstrips. Tolerant of poor soil and drought, low-maintenance and deer resistant, it provides effortless beauty throughout the year. Growing to a little over 1’ high and wide, it forms a lovely, rounded dome of fuzzy, silvery stems and leaves. In Spring, butterfly-attracting clusters of brilliant yellow, button-shaped flowers emerge, held just above the foliage and lasting for months and months! Very pretty in a container or hanging basket. Provide occasional water when establishing, but be careful not to overwater, especially if planting into clayish soil, as it resents wet feet and high humidity. Tolerates occasional frost.

Lisa,
Plant Unicorn

Sun/Part Shade
Low/No Summer Water

Perennial
USDA zones 8b-10