Helichrysum is popularly called an immortelle. This is one of the plants that has two lives.
He spends his first life in flower beds.
The second is an immortal life in a vase.
Helichrysum is loved by both flower growers-amateurs, and professionals-arrangers of bouquets. This relatively unpretentious plant from the family of astro grow easily.
Sow seeds early in the spring into the ground. Seedlings appear quickly, within 7-10 days. Seedlings thin out (they are not afraid of transplanting), leaving between plants about 15-25 cm. Plants grow and develop rapidly, turning into beautiful straight bushes, strongly branching at the top. The whole plant has pubescence, the height of the bushes is 40-80 cm.
Bloom young plants in 50-60 days. A feature is a long flowering until the latest frosts. Coloring is the most diverse and unique, presents all the colors of the rainbow.
The diameter of the flowers is about 4-5 cm. Baskets - inflorescences are terry and semi-double, have rustling scales-wrappers, and flowers in the center of the inflorescence are small and yellow. There are inflorescences two-tricolor, very elegant.
Helichrysum will well bloom on loose,Nutritious, moderately moistened soils. Loves the sun. He easily tolerates the drought. With prolonged dry weather, will thank for watering larger inflorescences.
Cut off the inflorescence of helichrysum for a very long time can stand in the water.
Helichrysum for winter dry bouquets is cut in half an inflorescence, tied in bundles and dried, hanging them down with heads in the shade.
High varieties are grown for cutting and for dry bouquets. Low-grown varieties look great in curbs and workouts.