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NOMENCLATURE NOTE: The species Bracteantha bracteata is the current best name for this taxon. They are also found under the names Helichrysum bracteatum, Xerochrysum bracteatum, and Helichrysum monstrosum.

 

Bracteantha bracteata 'Barley Thorpe'

ht: 60cm tall x 100cm wide
ha: dense, compact
fc: bracts golden yellow
ft: bracts narreower and more numerous than parent 'Dargan Hill Monarch'
fd: 7-9cm
lc: less gray tomentose than parent 'Dargan Hill Monarch'
or: Somerville Nursery, Victoria as seedling of 'Dargan Hill Monarch' before 1980

Bracteantha bracteata 'Bright Bikini'

ht: 30cm tall x 20cm wide
fc: bracts in numerous bright colors in this mix, typically 8 in all.
fs: giving the flower shape here, the origin of this name is best left to your own imagination.
lc: bright green - not gray like some named clones.

Bracteantha bracteata 'Chico' ('Dwarf Chico')

ns: a listed name. Description needed.

Bracteantha bracteata 'Cockatoo'

ht: 1m tall x 1m wide - one of the largest cultivars
ha: dense even though tall
fc: bracts light yellow, sometimes mottled a darker yellow
fd: 7cm - large
lc: gray tomentose
or: D.M. McKenzie, Ocean Grove, Victoria as 'Dargan Hill Monarch' x a white-flowered plant before 1979.

Bracteantha bracteata 'Coco'

ht: 65cm
fc: bracts cream, disc golden yellow
ns: named for Coco Chanel
so:
Cotswold Garden Flowers (online catalog 2002)

Bracteantha bracteata 'Dargan Hill Monarch'

ht: 60-80cm tall
ha: globose with age
fc: golden yellow
ft: average of 80 bracts per flower
fd: 7-9cm
lc: distinctly gray tomentose
or: found at McPerson Range, S. Queensland
prop: unfortunately this is sold in seed form so it is sure to vary from its original qualities.
ns: there is some reports this unique selection may get a species rank assignment soon.

Bracteantha bracteata 'Diamond Head'

ht: 8cm in foliage becoming just 16cm in flower
ha: prostrate - lower than many modern hybrids
fc: bracts bright yellow, disc orange
fd: 3cm - smaller but in scale
ll: 7cm
lw: 5cm
or: found at Diamond Head, NSW. Registered by Aust. Nat. Bot. Garden 1977.

Bracteantha bracteata 'Dwarf Bouquet'

ha: dwarf, compact
fc: mix of colors in strain

Bracteantha bracteata 'Florabella' series

cultivars:

Bracteantha bracteata 'Frosted Sulphur'

ns: a listed name. Description needed.

Bracteantha bracteata GOLDEN BEAUTY™

ha: compact
fc: bracts golden yellow
so:
Proven Winners (online catalog 2002)

Bracteantha bracteata 'Golden Bowerbird'

ht: 40cm tall x 70cm wide
fc: brown buds open clear yellow with a golden-orange disc
ft: very full double with up to 300 bracts per flower
fd: 9-10cm - very large
lc: gray tomentose
or: Dounbg McKenzie, Victora c. 1980 as 'Cockatoo' x 'Dargan Hill Monarch'

Bracteantha bracteata GOLDEN BUTTONS™

ha: compact, spreading
fc: golden-yellow
fd: very small by modern hybrid standards, button-like

Bracteantha bracteata 'Hastings Gold'

ht: 20-25cm tall x 70cm wide
fc: bracts bright yellow, disc darker yellow
fd: 5cm
lc: green above, gray below
ll: 14cm
lw: 3cm
or: found at Hastings Point, NSW. Registered by G. and R. Thomas 1978.

Bracteantha bracteata 'Icicle'

ns: a listed name, presumbly for a white or near white flower.

Bracteantha bracteata 'Ivory Candles'

ht: 60cm tall x 60cm wide
fc: bracts ivory white

Bracteantha bracteata 'Joey' = OUTBACK series

 

Bracteantha bracteata 'King Size'

ns: a listed name for a strain, presumably with larger flowers.

Bracteantha bracteata Monstrosum Group (Helichrysum monstrosum)

st: notably stronger and suitable for cutting
fc: bracts of many mixed colors, some bright and others pastel or silvery
fd: larger than species typical with numerous crinkled, full bracts, that is monstrose.
cultivars:

Bracteantha bracteata OUTBACKŪ

cultivars:

Bracteantha bracteata 'Pale Skynet'

ns: a tentatively accepted name in the RHS HORTICULTURAL DATABASE 2002. It is listed apart
ns: from regular 'Skynet'

Bracteantha bracteata 'Pink Sunrise'

ht: 30cm tall x 60cm wide
fc: pink buds open to creamy with orange disc
or: Holdup Nursery, Victoria c. 1986

Bracteantha bracteata 'Princess of Wales'

ht: 60cm tall x 60cm wide
fc: bracts rich golden yellow, stigmas bright orange and showy
ft: flowers borne above foliage
lc: lacking the gray hairs of 'Dargan Hill Monarch'
or: P. Ollerenshaw of Aust. Nat. Bot. Garden as hybrid of 'Dargan Hill Monarch' x ? c. 1983
reg: 1985

Bracteantha bracteata 'Rose Beauty'

ht: 14-18 in. tall
fc: bracts light pink
ft: bracts less numerous than some hybrids, being fairly open

Bracteantha bracteata 'Salsa'

ns: a listed name, presumably in a shade of red or orange

Bracteantha bracteata 'Schwefellicht'

ht: 40cm
fc: light yellow to cream
fd: smaller, button-like
lc: very silvery-white, showy
so:
Cotswold Garden Flowers (online catalog 2002)

Bracteantha bracteata Monstrosum Group 'Silvery Rose' ('Silvery Pink'?)

fc: bracts silvery pink
ns: offer sold as part of the Monstrosum group in that mix

Bracteantha bracteata 'Skynet'

ht: 70cm
fc: yellow
so:
Cotswold Garden Flowers (online catalog 2002)

Bracteantha bracteata 'Spectrum'

fc: bracts pink

Bracteantha bracteata 'Sultane'

fc: mixed colors in this strain.

Bracteantha bracteata 'Sundaze'

'Sundaze Bronze-Orange' and 'Sundaze Golden Beauty' at the AAS Trials at NC State University (July 2003). Click images to enlarge.

so: Proven Winners (online catalog 2002)
cultivars:

Bracteantha bracteata 'Swiss Giants'

fd: larger than species typical
fc: mixed colors.

Bracteantha bracteata 'Tetraploid T&M Double'

ht: 36-48 in. - very tall for cutting
fd: to 3 in. wide
fc: sold as a mix or the following cultivar.
or: Thompson & Morgan as tetraploids
cultivars:

Bracteantha bracteata 'White Monarch'

ht: 60cm tall x 60cm wide
fc: bracts white
ns: apparently a white-flowered version of 'Dargan Hill Monarch' (?)

Bracteantha bracteata 'Wollerton'

ns: a tentatively accepted name in the RHS HORTICULTURAL DATABASE 2002.