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Helichrysum italicum is a perennial herb with silver grey foliage and yellow clusters of flowers in summer. The flowers can be dried for everlasting arrangements. The foliage is strongly herbal scented, and the flowers are medicinal, having anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. It needs a sunny spot in well drained and open soil. Tolerates light frosts. grows to half a metre tall and a metre wide.
Propagation is by tip or semi hardwood cuttings.
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: summer
The foliage is herbal and resinous scented
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.