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Helichrysum

Helichrysum sutherlandii

Molepelle(Eng.)

Helichrysum sutherlandii grows in clumps hanging from crevices in cliff faces and rock outcrops at high altitudes. It is a lax rounded shrublet with the flowering stems that stand out above the leaves.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Autumn, Winter
Fruiting time
Winter

Harvesting

Flowers can be harvested and dried or used fresh.

Propagation

Seed
Sow smoke treated seeds from summer to autumn in well drained sandy medium.
Cuttings
Root tip or stem cuttings in autumn or spring in a rooting medium of equal parts bark and polystyrene chips.

Special features

Drought resistant
Adapted to dry summer conditions
Attractive leaves
Small grey leaves.

Geography

Origin
Africa, South Africa, Drakensberg, Mpumalanga, Lesotho (at high altitudes).
Natural climate
Temperate climates at high altitudes

Environment

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

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free.

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