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Helichrysum sibthorpii

Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Alpine, Culinary, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Helichrysum sibthorpii - Cultivation Notes

Helichrysums, like most silver leaved herbaceous plants, prefer to be situated in dry sunny locations. They flourish on dry impoverished soils in full sun and are highly drought tolerant. Trim to shape as required.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Helichrysum sibthorpii:
  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
Design & Plant Use for Helichrysum sibthorpii:
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage


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Helichrysum sibthorpii
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