Our Favorite Helichrysum Flowers

Hardy Annual, Strawflower, or Everlasting, is an easy plant to grow, with a wide range of colors. The true petals are found in the center of each flower and they are surrounded by colorful, straw-like bracts. The flowers bloom from summer to early autumn. Harvest flowers for drying before they open fully and hang them upside down in cool, dark place. Seeds need light to germinate; plant in porous soil. They prosper during hot summers, but high humidity or continual damp may cause stem rot.
Tips:
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 30cm (12in) apart in sun and ordinary well drained soil.
Harvesting:
Pick when foliage is quite dry and the flowers are well open, tie in small bunches and hang upside down in a dry, well ventilated place until dry.


3463 Italian Everlasting ( Curry Plant ) Helichrysum italicum
As the name suggests, the narrow, silvery-grey leaves of this splendid, dense, dwarf sub-shrub smell strongly of curry. Though the leaves are edible, it is really not used for cooking, rather for it's ornamental appeal and the essential oil derived from the plant.
An easy to care for perennial that prefers poor soil and will thrive in rock gardens and xeriscapes. Helichrysum italicum is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide.
It is hardy to zone 8 and is not frost tender. It features silver gray leaves, yellow blooms, fragrant foliage, heat and drought tolerant qualities.
It is the source for the famouse Helichrysum Essential Oil.
Plants live on average for 4-6 years, does well in zones 8-11.
  1mg Package ( about 25-40 seeds ) $2.25
2623 Bikini White Helichrysum bracteatum
Beautiful white strawflowers with centers ranging from white to gold. The best dwarf strawflower, brightly colored blend of 2" double flowers, early bloomer, grows 12" tall.
  Package of 25 seeds $1.95
2624 Bikini Golden Helichrysum bracteatum
Nice golden hues. The best dwarf strawflower, brightly colored blend of 2" double flowers, early bloomer, grows 12" tall.
  Package of 25 seeds $1.95
2625 Bikini Hot Red Helichrysum bracteatum
Hot red colors. The best dwarf strawflower, brightly colored blend of 2" double flowers, early bloomer, grows 12" tall.
 18mg Package ( about 25-30 seeds ) $1.95
2626 Bikini Hot Mix Helichrysum bracteatum
A blend of all the Bikini colors. The best dwarf strawflower, brightly colored blend of 2" double flowers, early bloomer, grows 12" tall.
  10mg pack ( about 30-35 seeds ) $1.95
2627 Monster Gold Helichrysum bracteatum
Perfect Gold Color. Extra large double, long strong stems, the best for cut/drying, the Monster series is one of the best for cut/drying flowers. Grows about 36" tall.
  Package of 25 seeds $1.95
2628 Monster Lemon Helichrysum bracteatum
Lemon hued flowers. Extra large double, long strong stems, the best for cut/drying, the Monster series is one of the best for cut/drying flowers. Grows about 36" tall.
  Package of 25 seeds $1.95

2631 Monster Fireball Red Helichrysum bracteatum
Brilliant dark red colors. Extra large double, long strong stems, the best for cut/drying, the Monster series is one of the best for cut/drying flowers. Grows about 36" tall.
 35mg package ( about 25 seeds ) $1.95

2632 Monster White Helichrysum bracteatum
Soft white. Extra large double, long strong stems, the best for cut/drying, the Monster series is one of the best for cut/drying flowers. Grows about 36" tall.
 35mg package ( about 25 seeds ) $1.95