Xerochrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Tzvelev. var. monstrosum

See Xerochrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Tzvelev. var. album grandiflorum.  Monstrosum has pale yellow or pink double flowers.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1799.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Seed order to Hurst and McMullen, Seedsmen and Florists of London, on 8th April 1846.  [MP A2933-1, p.132]. 


Published Sep 17, 2009 - 04:54 PM | Last updated Jul 14, 2010 - 04:44 PM

More details about Xerochrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Tzvelev. var. monstrosum
Family Asteraceae
Region of origin


  • Xeranthemum bracteatum Vent. var. monstrosum
  • Helichrysum f. monstrosum Siebert & Voss
  • Helichrysum monstrosum Hort. 
Common Name

Straw flower, Everlasting flower

Name in the Camden Park Record

Elichrysum monstrosum 

Confidence level high