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Helichrysum Plants For Sale

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We have the largest variety of Helichrysum plants, including Italian Strawflower, and we have the right one for your space. These have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We grow and stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them locally, and from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Helichrysum plants, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Helichrysum Questions

1. Can I grow Helichrysum?

Helichrysum is easy to grow in New Zealand and here are some tips:

2. Where is the best place to plant Helichrysum?

The best place to plant Helichrysum is in a sunny spot with a well-drained soil. They can tolerate some shade, but they will flower best in full sun. The soil should be well-drained, as Helichrysum plants do not like to sit in water.

3. What is the common name for Helichrysum plant?

The common name for the Helichrysum plant is strawflower. Other common names include immortelle, everlasting, and curry plant. The name "strawflower" comes from the fact that the dried flowers of Helichrysum plants retain their colour and shape for many years. Strawflowers are often used in dried flower arrangements and crafts.

The name "immortelle" comes from the Latin word for "immortal." This name is given to Helichrysum plants because their flowers last for so long. The name "everlasting" is another reference to the long-lasting nature of Helichrysum flowers. The name "curry plant" is given to some species of Helichrysum because their leaves have a curry-like scent. These species of Helichrysum are sometimes used in cooking.

4. Is Helichrysum a perennial or annual?

Helichrysum can be either a perennial or an annual, depending on the species. Some species of Helichrysum are hardy and can survive for many years, while other species are more tender and will only last for one growing season.

5. Where is Helichrysum native to?

Helichrysum, a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, is native to a wide range of regions, primarily in the Southern Hemisphere. The genus includes over 600 species, with a notable concentration in Africa, particularly South Africa and Madagascar. Other regions where Helichrysum species are native include Australia, Eurasia, and Australasia.

Here's a more detailed breakdown of the distribution of Helichrysum species by region:

Helichrysum species are known for their attractive flowers and silvery-white leaves, making them popular ornamental plants around the world. Some species, such as Helichrysum italicum (curry plant), are also used for culinary purposes.

5. What is Helichrysum plant used for?

Helichrysum is a diverse genus of flowering plants and has a surprisingly large range of uses.

Traditional medicinal uses:

Other uses:

Important note: While Helichrysum has a long history of traditional uses, it's important to remember that scientific evidence supporting its efficacy for various health conditions is still limited. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using Helichrysum for any medicinal purposes.

6. Can you grow Helichrysum from cuttings?

Propagating Helichrysum from cuttings is a fantastic, cost-effective way to expand your plant collection.

7. What is the lifespan of Helichrysum?

There are over 600 species of Helichrysum, and their lifespans can vary significantly. Some, like the Italian strawflower (Helichrysum italicum), are annuals, completing their entire life cycle within a single year. Others, like the curry plant (Helichrysum italicum) and many ornamental varieties, are perennials, returning year after year for several years, sometimes even decades.

8. Does Helichrysum like sun or shade?

Most Helichrysum species thrive in full sun! Sunshine is essential for these plants to produce their vibrant blooms, maintain their compact growth habit, and develop their characteristic silvery foliage. Ample sunlight also helps boost their resistance to pests and diseases.

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