Golden Guinea Flower
Helichrysum argyrophyllum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helichrysum (hel-ih-KRY-sum) (Info)
Species: argyrophyllum

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 7, 2014, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

The 'Golden Guinea Everlasting' plant Helichrysum (from the Greek words helios 'sun' and chrysos 'gold') - found in the Eastern Cape Coastal areas of South Africa - has attractive silver/grey leaves - often an indicator of being drought resistant. The bright yellow, long everlasting daisies with dark mustard coloured centres, lend contrast in any garden setting including rockeries, and 'falling gardens'. It's tendency is to spread into a ground-covering mat in full sun, even on poor sandy soil. It produces flowers abundantly throughout summer and autumn.