Ammobium alatum 'Winged Everlasting'
Winged Everlasting is a cool-weather tender perennial flower that is native to Australia but can be commonly found growing in woodlands, grasslands, and along roadsides throughout the Southeastern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches a height of 28-36” and features stiff winged stems and 1/2”-3/4” golden-centered flowers with white paper-like petals. This plant attracts bees, butterflies, and hoverflies, tolerates light frost, self-sows, and is dried for cut flowers.
1996 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner
Variety: Winged Everlasting
Native to: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria.
Introduced into: France, Great Britain, Jawa, Switzerland.
Grown as: Annual/Tender Perennial
Maturity (Blooms): late spring through early fall.
Hardiness: Temperature stress combined with humidity and afternoon rains can result in disease.
Light: Full sun.
Water: Dry to medium.
Soil Moisture: Medium moisture, well-drained.
Suitability: prefers warm days, cool nights, and well-drained soil in full sun. It does not tolerate wet soils.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Bees, Butterflies, and Hoverflies.
Sow Depth: 1/16"
USDA Zone: 1-7 Annual
Produces: stiff winged stems and 1/2”-3/4” golden centered flowers with white paper like petals.
Garden Uses: Mass in border fronts or rock gardens. Underplanting. Edging and bedding. Mixed containers.