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Helichrysum petiolare 'Goring Silver' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial

Habit

Trailing

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Grey/Silver in Summer

Foliage

Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

everlasting flower 'Goring Silver'

Family

Asteraceae


Helichrysum can be annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials or shrubs, usually with grey-hairy foliage and papery everlasting flower-heads

'Goring Silver' is a trailing perennial grown as an annual, with rounded, grey-white leaves; insignificant flowers in summer are best removed as they appear

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Water in prolonged dry spells

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Neutral or Alkaline
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Take softwood cuttings from the ends of non-flowering shoots in late summer or softwood cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Gravel Garden, Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Trim as required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free