Joy Creek Nursery

293-012D4   Helichrysum splendidum  

Helichrysum splendidum
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South Africa. Though not thought of as hardy in the Pacific Northwest, this has stood up to many years of abuse from the weather in a local garden and shows little or no damage. Compact and very woolly in apearance, it needs a sunny well-drained site to keep it happy. Use it as you might a Santolina. Though Helichrysum splendidum is related to the Curry plant, its silvery foliage has no obvious scent. Near the end of summer, terminal clusters of dark yellow flowers begin to appear. Many people are squeamish about mixing yellow and silver, but these little flowers are neither muddy nor unattractive. Enjoy them!

Summer to autumn.  4 ft. x 4 ft.

Bright Yellow flowers

Sun     Zones 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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