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On any glossy brochure promoting our native flora and wildflower tours you will see images of brightly coloured Everlastings as far as the eye can see.

In the wild these fast growing annuals perform brilliantly under extreme conditions. They germinate with the first rains in winter and by late August are in full flower, adding bright colour to the otherwise harsh landscape of outback Australia.

These plants are so easy to grow in your own garden and really don’t need much care at all. The Pink and White Everlasting (Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp rosea) puts on a spectacular show and is perfect for any sunny position. The easiest way to establish Everlastings is growing by seed, sowing in autumn before the soil temperature cools down.

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