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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
description:
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.

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

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

usage:
Rock garden, wall crevices or alpine house.

other notes:
Native to Lesotho, South Africa.

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