Helichrysum Red Jewel 2ltr
Also known as the 'curry plant' for its faintly spiced scent, the helichrysum is a unique plant that brings an unusual look into your garden. Well suited for containers and hanging baskets. This evergreen shrub produces small plants in the summer, but its foliage is just as impressive, providing interest throughout the year. Displaying long evergreen foliage that grows in tall spikes dotted with rounded, flat leaves, the helichrysum grows in an upright bush that provides height and unique colour to your space. In the summer the plant will produce clusters of flowers at the top of the foliage that brings a lively edge to the plant. Plant in any well-draining soil that receives sun throughout most of the day. A south or west-facing location that has protection from high winds would be ideal. Water regularly and generously for the first weeks after planting. Then water lightly once a week to keep the soil damp. It is best to water during the evening to avoid burning the leaves and damaging the plant.
Should I fertilize my helichrysum?
Your helichrysum will prefer poorer quality soils so regular fertilizing is not required. If you do want to fertilize do so once at the beginning of spring.
How often should I prune my helichrysum?
The helichrysum is a fast-growing plant so you should lightly prune it once a week to keep it looking neat and compact. During the winter, growth will slow so pruning will not be needed as often. The flowers should be deadheaded when they begin to go brown in order to encourage new growth. throughout the season.
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