plant catalogue

provincial plants + landscapes

plant type

  • native flowers, groundcovers and climbers

water      hardiness

top ten

coastal gardens
flowers and showy seed heads

project type

urban and commercial

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage

Calocephalus citreus

lemon beauty heads

attractive silver grey foliage with bright yellow lemon shaped summer flowers
originnsw, vic, qld, tas, sa
cultural notesfull sun or part shade, most soil conditions, likes dry conditions, fast growing, long lived, very hardy
maintenancemay be pruned annually to maintain compact habit or to remove spent flower spikes
toleratesdrought conditions
flowering seasonsummer
flower colourbright yellow lemon shaped flower heads on the tip of trailing silver stems
foliage colourgrey/silvery, fine leaves
heightup to 0.3m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesornamental, ideal for landscaping or revegetation and as a feature plant. Also excellent in rockeries and hanging baskets

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