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Helichrysum bellum (Everlasting)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helichrysum bellum

Other names

Everlasting

Genus

Helichrysum Helichrysum

Species

H. bellum - H. bellum is a tender, compact, rosette-forming, evergreen perennial with lance-shaped to narrowly elliptic, mid-green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, erect stems bearing tiny yellow flowers surrounded by prominent, straw-like, white bracts.


Helichrysum bellum is: Evergreen

Habit

Rosette

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Helichrysum bellum (Everlasting) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation

In colder areas, grow in containers in well-drained compost in a sunny, sheltered site. Overwinter in a cool greenhouse or cold frame or discard at the end of the season. In mild areas, grow in well-drained, poor or moderately fertile soil in sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor heated (H1)

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Botanical name

Helichrysum bellum

Other names

Everlasting

Genus

Helichrysum Helichrysum

Species

H. bellum - H. bellum is a tender, compact, rosette-forming, evergreen perennial with lance-shaped to narrowly elliptic, mid-green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, erect stems bearing tiny yellow flowers surrounded by prominent, straw-like, white bracts.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rosette


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helichrysum bellum (Everlasting) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation

In colder areas, grow in containers in well-drained compost in a sunny, sheltered site. Overwinter in a cool greenhouse or cold frame or discard at the end of the season. In mild areas, grow in well-drained, poor or moderately fertile soil in sun.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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