Common Everlasting, Yellow Buttons
Chrysocephalum apiculatum 'Flambe Yellow'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chrysocephalum (kry-soh-SEF-uh-lum) (Info)
Species: apiculatum (uh-pik-yoo-LAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Flambe Yellow

Category:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chula Vista, California

La Verne, California

Pittsburg, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Okatie, South Carolina

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On May 20, 2013, sueroderus from Bluffton, SC wrote:

I planted a few plants in the fall. They are in full sun in zone 8b. They stayed evergreen through the winter and while not flowering, the silver foliage was attractive. Flowering started again in the spring and has been continuous for a couple of months. I have been told the plant does not do well hear in the heat and humidity of summer, so I am not expecting much more. It has not been eaten by deer, a major plus for me.

Positive

On Feb 23, 2011, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very drought tolerant. Low growing, trailing habit, great for hanging baskets with other xeric plants. It can get leggy if planted inground, but ok to trim for a more compact look.

Neutral

On Jun 15, 2009, salgiambruno from La Verne, CA wrote:

I planted a few of these under a pine tree where it receives morning sun and dappled shad the rest of the day. Has thrived in the garden for about three years now. Old growth gets buried under the plant which eventually creates a mound. Slugs/earwigs live under the plant and love to eat the center out of the yellow flowers, which turns them brown and unattractive.