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Helichrysum 'Ruby Cluster' (Straw flower 'Ruby Cluster' )

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 'Ruby Cluster'

Other names

Straw flower 'Ruby Cluster'

Genus

Helichrysum Helichrysum

Variety or Cultivar

'Ruby Cluster' _ 'Ruby Cluster' is a small, herbaceous perennial with attractive, long, narrow, grey-green, fuzzy leaves. In spring they have ruby coloured buds that open up to pink flowers, eventually fading to white, with yellow centres.


Helichrysum 'Ruby Cluster' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Pink in Spring; White, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Helichrysum 'Ruby Cluster' (Straw flower 'Ruby Cluster' ) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Gravel, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in a poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from winter wet and cold dry winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

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.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Helichrysum 'Ruby Cluster'

Other names

Straw flower 'Ruby Cluster'

Genus

Helichrysum Helichrysum

Variety or Cultivar

'Ruby Cluster' _ 'Ruby Cluster' is a small, herbaceous perennial with attractive, long, narrow, grey-green, fuzzy leaves. In spring they have ruby coloured buds that open up to pink flowers, eventually fading to white, with yellow centres.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Pink in Spring; White, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helichrysum 'Ruby Cluster' (Straw flower 'Ruby Cluster' ) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Gravel, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in a poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from winter wet and cold dry winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

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.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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