Helichrysum newii

Helichrysum newii


One packet contains 7 seeds.

Helichrysum newii is one of many species in its genus that have adapted to the harsh alpine environment of East Africa's mountains. Known as “everlasting flowers,” they scramble over rocky or inhospitably bare ground in the highest zones of vegetation. H. newii is found from 2700 to 4600 m (8900 to 15100 ft) on mountains like Kilimanjaro, Meru, and Elgon. Its succulent-like leaves are silvery green-grey with dense woolly hairs on both sides. Growing up to 1 m (3.28 ft) in height, the shrubby plant is generally wider than it is tall and can form large clumps. Its flowers are composed of tiny yellow florets in the center and cream, daisy-like petals (alpine helichrysums are sometimes referred to as “mountain daisies”).

Minimum tested germination rate is 40%

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