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Silver Plate
Eucalyptus Seed

Product ID: 4415

Vigorous plants with large leaves.

A favorite in our trials. Silvery green leaves shimmer on tall, sturdy stems. Upright plants produce sturdy stems that are easy to strip and clean. Large, round, silver-green leaves alternate on reddish-green stems. Some variability in plant height — in our trials, plants ranged from 30–60" tall, with most reaching at least 48". Also known as 'Silver Dollar', gum, and euc. Tender perennial in Zones 9–11. Ht. 36–60". Avg. 38,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.


Item cannot be ordered at this time. Estimated availability Oct 30, 2022

250 Seeds

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500 Seeds

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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 65-75°F (18-24°C).

Transplant (recommended): Sow seed into cell trays or open flats 10-12 weeks before last frost. Cover seeds lightly with fine vermiculite. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seed with displaced soil. If started in open flats, transplant to cell packs or 3-4" containers when the first true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost. Black plastic mulch is recommended in areas with short growing seasons. Eucalyptus may be grown as a perennial in areas that receive no frost.


Well-drained fertile soil.


Zones 9-11.

Fresh: Harvest anytime after leaves start to feel leathery. Easily preserved with glycerin.

Excellent cut or dried flower foliage. Accent in beds. Excellent container plants.

Eucalyptus spp.

Cider gum, gum, euc

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Eucalyptus polyanthemos

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

120 - 150 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Tender Perennial

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Fragrant Ideal for Drying and Crafts