Helichrysum 'Pink Sapphire'

Common name: Strawflower

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USPP# 20476, PBR

Description

An intriguing novelty tender perennial or annual. Cute spherical flower buds form pleasing clusters over silvery, woolly leaves. A pink version of ‘Ruby Cluster’. Cool, pale-pink round buds, like tiny unopened peonies, form in late May to June. Buds open to small, stiff papery flowers that persist into summer. Soft silver foliage begs to be touched. Selected by English gardener Chris Bowyer for Must Have Perennials.

Uses & Attributes

Front border, Rock garden, Container, Dried flower, Drought tolerant

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Size

  • Height: 8-10"/20-25cm
  • Spread: 8-16"/20-41cm
  • Habit: Mounded

Appearance

  • Blooming time: Spring, Summer
  • Flower color: Pink
  • Foliage color: Silver