1 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Helichrysum patulum is an everlasting, a branched shrub that grows into a rounded, sprawling shape, much wider than it's height. It's natural habitat is coastal scrubland on sandy flats and south-facing slopes.
Common problems with Strawflower
Generally trouble free
Strawflower Companion Plants
Plant along with fynbos species like buchu.
How to harvest Strawflower
Cut branches as needed.
How to propagate Strawflower
Sow seed in spring and keep moist.
Root heel or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Special features of Strawflower
Once established the plant can go long periods with minimal water.
Repels harmful insects
Another shrub often used as bedding material, because of the soft nature, but it will also repel fleas and mosquitoes.
Other uses of Strawflower
Used to treat a variety of ailments including asthma, bladder infections, gynaecological disorders, backache, angina pectoris and other cardiac problems, fatigue, stress, hypertension and influenza.