Xerochrysum bracteatum is also known as Everlasting Flower, Braced Everlasting, Strawflower, Golden Everlasting, Yellow Paper Daisy, Immortelle, Paper Daisy, Strawflower, Xerochrysum bracteantha, Bracteantha bracteata or previously known as Helichrysum bracteatum. It is native to Australia. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants.
Xerochrysum bracteatum was first described in 1803 by the name Helichrysum bracteatum by Étienne Pierre Ventenat (1757-1808) the french botanist in 1803, he published Le Jardin de la Malmaison, which was commissioned by Napoleon’s wife Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763–1814), her goal was to record in history the rare plants in the gardens of Château de Malmaison her favorite residence.
Helichrysum bracteatum flowers in summer and autumn. The range of colors includes white, yellow, pink, and red. Flowers are daisy-like with a central disk but the petals are glossy. Not only they look nice in borders and cut flowers but they make nice dried flowers as well.
Plant them in the sun in moderately fertile, dry to medium, but still well-drained soil. Deadhead the flowers and cut back after flowering is done. The are pest-free but watch out for downy mildew. Propagate by seeds.