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botanical name:
Helichrysum basalticum
Helichrysum basalticum © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Gnaphalium alticolum
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.08m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey
flower colour: yellow
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Cushion forming with rosettes of obovate to oblong, densely white-felted leaves. Compact, flattened heads of yellow flowers in late summer. Sweet curry-like scent.

Very well drained, poor to moderate, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Dislikes winter wet.

By seed or division in spring, or from cuttings in late summer.

Rock garden, wall crevices or alpine house.

other notes:
Native to Lesotho, South Africa.
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