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Cape Gold

Helichrysum splendidum

Also known as

Geelsewejaartjie (Afr.), Phefo-Ea-Loti, Toanae-Moru (South Sotho)

Helichrysum splendidum by Nicola van Berkel (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.25m

Max

1.4m

70cm

Min

80cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cape Gold Overview

Helichrysum splendidum is indeed a splendid shrub, with shining, silver-grey foliage and a mass of golden everlasting flowers in midsummer. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Western Cape.

How to propagate Cape Gold

Cuttings

Heel or semi-ripe cuttings in summer the shrubs and sub-shrubs or semi-ripe cuttings in summer; perennials by division or seed in spring, annuals by seed in spring.

Division

Seed

Special features of Cape Gold

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Cape Gold

Rock garden

Medicinal