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Ear-leaf strawflower

Helichrysum pandurifolium

Klein kooigoed (Afr.)

This straggling grey-woolly shrublet is often grown as an ornamental plant. Ear-leaf strawflowers are low-maintenance, drought tolerant and make an attractive addition to the garden.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

The flowers can be harvested and dried for dried flowers. When cut young and dried, the open flowers and stalks preserve their colour and shape for long periods.

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Cape Peninsula, Bainskloof and Waboom's River through the coastal districts to the Tsitsikama and Kouga Mountains
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
White to off-white
Scent
None

Problems

Ear-leaf Strawflower is generally not bothered by pests or diseases.

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