Helichrysum (Strawflower) ‘Hendrix’

Helichrysum. Other colours in the mix are deep reds, copper browns, whites and oranges. #Groovy
Helichrysum. Other colours in the mix are deep reds, copper browns, whites and oranges. #Groovy

Back in the late 60’s I would sit on the veranda  of my Great Aunt Adalwolfa Can-Higgledy’s flat in Berlin and listen to the alien sounds of the Berlin rock scene emanating from her home…she was a session guitarist and lived off Jagermeister sandwiches and funny cigarettes. The only flowers she would have in her garden were Helichrysum…she loved the psychedelic colours in early Autumn.

In her will she left me some seeds of these Helichrysum….she told me she had harvested them from a bunch of flowers that her then lover, Jimi, had picked for her by leaning out of their living room window on the first full moon in September 1970. She told me they contained heavy Ju-Ju and that I was not to share them with the world until the world needed them…and that time my friends…has come.

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix.

Peace and love y’all.

Higgers xx

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  1. Fab story! Just searched for these as you had kindly included them with my Christmas present seed order, and found this page. These will be perfect for my groovy friend Helen who is a bit of a sixties girl herself.

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