Here's a mysterious stranger from a mysterious land. Looking like something from a galaxy far far away comes Syncarpha eximia also referred to as strawberry everlasting. It grows in rocky areas in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa.
It is considered a shrub that produces single vertical stalks of thick downy stems of striking silvery foliage. These stems can grow 4 to 4 1/2 feet tall. And if that wasn't enough to grab your attention these tantalizing towers of silver sexiness produce papery flower clusters that somewhat resemble a bowl of strawberries or raspberries.
But wait there's more...these berry-like flower clusters then open to reveal electric orange stamens so colorful you cannot resist their power.
Straight up...Ah-mazing! This super cool plant is fairly easy to grow as long as you give it good drainage, adequate moisture, and a blast of sunlight. I've got mine growing in a container and its bloomin' its head(s) off. Now you need yours!