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Xerochrysum bracteatum 'Sun Yellow Bon Bon'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Xerochrysum (zer-oh-KRIS-um) (Info)
Species: bracteatum (brak-tee-AY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Sun Yellow Bon Bon
Additional cultivar information: (PP14411, aka Basket Bon Bon)
Hybridized by Furukawa; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

Synonym:Bracteantha bracteata
Synonym:Xeranthemum bracteatum
Synonym:Elichrysum bracteatum
Synonym:Xeranthemum bracteatum
Synonym:Bracteantha bracteata

Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive slyperso1 On Nov 4, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Lots of flowers, fairly resistant to frost

Regional...

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

Somerville, Tennessee
Alderwood Manor, Washington



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