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Helichrysum sp., Strawflower, Immortelle, Helichrysum
Helichrysum italicum

Helichrysum sp.

Strawflower, Immortelle, Helichrysum
Family: Asteraceae
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This is a large group that includes annuals, herbaceous perennials and shrubs. These plants love the sun and soil that is well drained.


Helichrysum italicum (Curry Plant) looks very similar to a Lavender in its leaf stage. Helichrysum oil has recently been reinvestigated as a medicinal herb. It is reputed to be good for bruises and varicose veins. The fragrance is warm, slightly honey like, rich and buttery, with green notes of wood, spices, herb.

Helichrysum litoreum

Helichrysum petiolare (Trailing Dusty Miller)- it makes an attractive addition as a trailing plant or hanging pot. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.

Helichrysum retortoides

Helichrysum sanguineum (Red everlasting)- drought-tolerant.

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