1857‘Hortulanus’ inCape Monthly Mag.I. June 350Of the order Compositeæ Helichrysum..the well-known ‘seven years’ bloem,’ or ‘everlasting flowers,’ are rarely seen in the Cape gardens, although so showy in appearance, and so often seen, in the dried state, in the parlours of the curious.
1883M.A. Carey-HobsonFarm in Karoo 51They found on the mountain a great variety of ever-lasting flowers; or, as Dollie called them, ‘seven years’ bloemen’.
1970L. Croudace inJ.W. LoubserAfricana Short Stories 156The wax-flowered sewe-jaartjies — the little seven year flowers as they call them in the ever-practical Afrikaans —..spangled the mountains.
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