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Chrysocephalum 'Canberra Carpet'

Chrysocephalum apiculatum 'Canberra Carpet'

ACRA 1567

Applicant: Paul Carmen (on behalf of the ANPS)

Date (when first selected or introduced): ca 1980

Origin: Wild selection thought to have been collected in the Canberra district

Description: Dense groundcover, 130mm (h) × 5m (w)

Flowers: Deep yellow, heads to 5mm in diameter in terminal clusters, Sept–May

Foliage Colour: Green, linear-lanceolate to 30mm long by 6mm at the widest point

Colour Coding RHS Colour Chart 1995 :

Flowers: Yellow Group 21a
Leaves (upper surface): Green Group 137a

Reasons for distinctiveness: Chrysocephalum apiculatum 'Canberra Carpet' is a very hardy low-growing selection which flowers continuously for most of the year.

Comments: A vigorous suckering form which has proven the hardiest and most reliable selection in the Canberra district for many years. Formerly sold as Chrysocephalum apiculatum (green suckering) by ANPS Canberra.

Accepted for Registration: 9 November 2016