It is a very adaptable plant in the garden - it prefers full sun to dappled shade, free-draining soils, it copes with light to moderate frosts and is drought tolerant. It can be used in massed plantings or informal drifts and looks good in rockeries or scattered among other plants.
Genus: Greek, chryso, golden; cephalus, head. Referring to the golden flower heads.
Species: Latin meaning 'ending abruptly in a short point', referring to the leaves.