- Height 8-14 Inches
- Width 8-12 Inches
- Use as a spiller when using in containers
- Silver foliage contrasts perfectly with bright yellow flowers!
- Growing Zone 9 - 10
Fuzzy button-like yellow flowers crowd silvery foliage on this low mounding, slightly trailing annual making it the perfect accent for your full sun cottage garden or containers. Here is a plant that complements nearly every flower or foliage annual you could pair it with. Cool silver foliage contrasts with bright yellow button flowers, so this plant brings bright color and that coveted silvery grey note to all your arrangements.
Native to Tasmania and Australia, Zones 9a to 10b, this bright annual can tolerate some frost once established in Zones 3-8. Place it as a trailing interest in your large containers or window planters. It is a continuous bloomer and appreciates a full sun location. Chrysocephalum also tolerates dry soil and will help you tackle that one dry spot that never seems to grow anything.
Flambe Yellow Strawflower Care
Plant care is easy as it is heat and drought tolerant and is not typically susceptible to insect infestation. Downy mildew has been observed in plantings without adequate air flow and too much moisture. Well draining soil is preferred with a neutral pH, 6.0 to 6.5; and it requires only infrequent watering when in ground. Fertilize once in the season for in ground plantings, and on a regular schedule for container applications.
Deadheading is not necessary, in fact, this plant tucks itself in by crowding out spent blossoms with new growth and blooms. It is a continuous bloomer once established and will bloom until fall. It is somewhat salt tolerant making this a good plant for coastal areas as it also tolerates sandy soil. Light pruning will keep it within bounds, or just let it spill over for an attractive look.
Flambe Yellow Strawflower Spacing
Spacing is important here as this low growing, mounding plant needs room to spread out. Chrysocephalum tops out at 8 to 14 inches, spreading 8 to 12 inches, and can trail up to 24 inches. Space plantings 8 to 12 inches apart. Pair it with warm to hot color calibrachoa, gomphrena, superbena, petunia annuals or spike/arching grasses for an attractive presentation and great color contrast.
Flambe® Yellow Strawflower Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-10|
|Flower Color(s): Yellow|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Silver|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height Class: Short|
|Height: 8-14 Inches|
|Spread: 8-12 Inches|
|Spacing: 8-12 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Container Role: Spiller|
|Use Types: Container, Landscape|
|Features: Fall Interest, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Chrysocephalum apiculatum 'Flochryel' USPP 19,175, Can 3,280|
|Common Name: Flambe® Yellow Strawflower|
|Other Name(s): Common Everlasting, Yellow Buttons|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.