Helichrysum look like they have been designed by sentimental robots from the future. Sadly Helichrysum don’t seem to be in favour by the garden writers and presenters of our time…but when you look back at gardening books from the 50’s you will find they were quite the thing. The colours in this mix have indeed the quirky, oversaturated feel of the old films. Have you seen Douglas Fairbanks in the 1947 film ‘Sinbad The Sailor’…it was terrible…it lost money…I love it…and it shares its colour pallette with Helichrysum ‘Hendrix’. Rose, mauve, deep reds, orange and yellows.
Also known as Everlasting Flower as the flowers keep their colours well when dried. Helichrysum will flower late summer and will often be the last flowers standing in your cutting patch.
Sow these in either spring or late summer/early Autumn.
400ish seeds in a packet
Height 90 cm
Sow April/May Late August/Early September