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Water Wise Plants

Chrysocephalum apiculatum

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Common Name
Silver and Gold Everlasting
Plant Type
Mature Size
1' high x 2'-3' wide
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full sun
  • Deer resistant
Flower Color
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

Chrysocephalum apiculatum is a low growing perennial strawflower with standout silver foliage and yellow flowers. Like all strawflowers, the fresh spring blooms retain their color as they dry and last on the plant for long periods. When established this is a very drought tolerant plant. It works well near the front of a border but give space for its spread. It should not be planted next to the border’s edge. Trim the flowers when they become unsightly and lightly shape the plant for the next spring bloom. Do not prune heavily.

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