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Helichrysum bracteatum
Helichrysum bracteatum

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Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
Full Sun
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Regular Water
Moderate

Helichrysum bracteatum

Strawflower
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Annuals

HELICHRYSUM

These denizens of sunny, dry sites are grown mainly for their handsome, woolly leaves.

Helichrysum bracteatum

From Australia. Grows to 2–3 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide, with strap-like, 2–5-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 the same time as zinnias). Dwarf forms are also available.

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