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Helichrysum petiolare 'Variegatum' (v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial or Bedding

Habit

Trailing

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Cream in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green and Grey/Silver 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 'Variegatum'

Family

Asteraceae


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

'Variegatum' is a trailing evergreen sub-shrub to 30cm, with broadly ovate grey-green leaves margined with cream, and small, dull cream flower-heads on erect stems

Synonym(s)

  • Helichrysum 'Variegatum'

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