Helichrysum teretifolium

Water Needs

low; water wise

Helichrysum teretifolium
Groundcover
Dune Scrub Everlasting; Heath-leaf Strawflower

20 - 50 cm

Size

Light Conditions

sun

Frost

tender

Flowers

White; winter spring

Sandy soils; bank slope; walls; sun; windy and exposed;

Garden Situation

Habitat

coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn; fynbos; grassland

Region

subtropical east coast; western cape; thicket

Rain Season

Winter

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Description

DUNE SCRUB EVERLASTING, HEATH-LEAF STRAWFLOWER; indigenous perennial up to 300mm tall and spreading to 500mm; native to the southern coastal regions of South Africa; this member of the fynbos family grows well at the coast and can tolerate a degree of drought; plant in a full sun location and ensure a fairly sandy, well-draining growing medium; medicinal properties include anti-microbial activity and the plant was used by Khoisan healers; upright, yellow flowers are borne in winter and spring and these go well with the aromatic, finely textured foliage; works well for indigenous gardens, rockeries and outdoor containers; the plant helps to brighten dull and dark winter days.

Helichrysum teretifolium
Helichrysum teretifolium