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Helichrysum Genus

Straw daisy

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Helichrysum genus (Straw daisy). There are around 500 species of annuals, perennials and shrubs. When dried, the flower heads last a long time. Fully hardy to frost tender, min 5C. They need sun and well drained soil.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Semi-evergreens, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa and Australia.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, once dried their heads last a long time. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Propagation

Heel or semi-ripe cuttings in summer the shrubs and sub-shrubs or semi-ripe cuttings in summer; perennials by division or seed in spring, annuals by seed in spring.

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