The best known species in this genus is Helichrysum bracteatum, the annual strawflower used in fresh and dry arrangements. Most of the species of this genera, though less familiar, are choice plants for landscape use.Helichrysum bracteatum
From Australia. Grows 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, with strap-like, 2- to 5-in.-long, medium green leaves. Blooms from summer until frost, bearing many papery, 2 1/2-in. flowers that look like prickly pompons. Colors include yellow, orange, red, pink, and white. Known as “everlasting” because its blossoms last indefinitely when dried. Sow in place in late spring or earliest summer (at same time as zinnias). Dwarf forms are also available.
Western natives related to phlox. Slender plants with finely cut leaves and colorful flowers from late...
Mediterranean native reaches 3–6 ft. tall and wide from spring-sown seed. Satiny flowers up to 4...
Vigorous growth to 10 to 15 ft., with large, heart-shaped leaves. Showy, funnel-shaped to bell-like fl...