Helichrysum petiolare

Water Needs

low; water wise

Helichrysum petiolare
Groundcover; Shrub small
Silver Bush Everlasting

1 x 1.2 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

tender

Flowers

white cream; summer

sun; semi-shade; dry shade; afternoon sun; sandy soils; windy exposed; shrubbery; slope bank; container; walls; rockery; wildlife birds for nesting

Garden Situation

Habitat

Coastal KZN; Coastal Eastern Cape; grassland; bushveld; fynbos; woodland forest

Region

Subtropical East Coast; Thicket; bushveld savanna; Highveld; Western Cape

Rain Season

summer; winter

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Description

A vigorous, spreading groundcover or low-growing shrub, with grey leaves covered in a soft white fuzz – collected by birds to line nests. Small white flowers stand at the tips of bare stalks well above the flowers in summer. As much as colourful gardens need an injection of cool greys to calm and highlight, so to is this grey/ white plant seen at its best against some colour. Only for large areas in large gardens.

Helichrysum petiolare
Helichrysum petiolare