Calocephalus brownii also called Silver shrub, as the name suggests, is a small shrub with hairy silvery leaves. This plant can easily be combined with other plants in borders or planters.
Calocephalus brownii can be used in the border and is widely used in combined planters on the terrace. The gray hairy leaves can be nicely combined with blue and purple flowering plants or with, for example, Gaultheria or with Hedera Plant for a nice result 4 to 6 pieces per square meter.
To keep the Calocephalus beautiful, regular pruning is recommended. This way you keep the plant in a nice shape. Too much pruning means that the plant will not flower or will flower less.
Frost protection is necessary at the Calocephalus. If the plant is in a pot then take it inside and preferably place it in a light spot. The Calocephalus in and border must be covered.
The Calocephalus likes to be in the sun or light shade. Temporarily a little more shadow is not a problem. The soil may be quite dry but water-permeable.
Water and humidity
After planting in a border give the Calocephalus enough water. Lightly moisten slightly in the pot and let it dry out from time to time.
Calocephalus brownii can bloom with spherical yellow flowers during warm summers. The flowering is in August and September. However, the flowers are not the most beautiful part of this plant.