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Helichrysum petiolare 'Limelight' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Trailing

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Cream in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Pale Green and Pale Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

everlasting flower 'Limelight'

Family

Asteraceae


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

'Limelight' is a trailing evergreen shrub to 45cm in height, with long stems bearing broadly ovate to rounded, lime-green, somewhat woolly leaves and lax sprays of insignificant, dull cream flower-heads

Synonym(s)

  • Helichrysum petiolare 'Aureum'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Ideal foliage bedding for dry, sunny sites - often used as trailing plant in hanging baskets or troughs

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Trim as required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews