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Chrysocephalum apiculatum S. L.

Common Everlasting

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Surface sow, cover lightly with gravel.



Germinates within 2-4 weeks.
Light enhances germination

Pests and Disease

Caterpillars attack flower buds and leaves.

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow


Seed Collection Timeframe

Late December - January

Storage and Ripening

After-ripening period of 3-6 months (12-18 months for seed from semi-arid areas).
Seed stored at room temperature remains viable for up to 16 months.

Grows from Cuttings