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Helichrysum bracteatum

Botanical Name: Helichrysum bracteatum

Common Name(s): Bracted strawflower, paper daisy, everlasting

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Description:

These everlasting flowers look like double daisies, with straw-like petals in bright scarlet, purple, orange, pink, yellow and white. Sow directly or in trays in autumn or spring. Space seedlings 350mm apart in well-drained soil; they should flower 16 weeks from sowing. A popular flower for drying; cut blooms when half open, tie stems in bunches and hang upside down in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. South Africa has about 250 species of Helichrysum, growing mostly in the wild; H. petiolare is a good option for an indigenous garden.

Family: – Asteraceae, Daisy family

Botanical Pronunciation: hell-ih-KRYE-zum brak-tee-AY-tum

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Semi Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Regular Maintenance
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers
Description:Flowers look like double daisies, with straw-like petals in bright scarlet, purple, orange, pink, yellow and white.
Foliage

Interesting Info
South Africa has about 250 species of Helichrysum, growing mostly in the wild and H. petiolare is a good option for an indigenous garden.
Maintenance
Deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season.
Origin
Australia
Other Languages
Sewejaartjie (A)
Seed Sowing Instructions
Sow directly or in trays and space seedlings 350mm apart.
Size
Height: 0.4 mSpread: 1 m
Soil Conditions
Prefers a well-drained medium.
Uses
A popular flower for drying; cut blooms when half open, tie stems in bunches and hang upside down in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
Uses in landscape design
Suitable for growing in containers, and excellent border,ground cover or filler planting.
When to Sow
Sow seeds in Autum or Spring.
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