Helichrysum thianschanicum "silver spike" close up
Used as an edging, adding cool contrast to my Sierra Foothills garden. Planted from a six-pak last spring.
One month later, in May and said not to bloom, I find these very attractive and spikey.
Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicles' "flowers"
Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicle' from a six-pak two years old. Easy care perennial in Zone 7b
Now, in summer 2010, these plants make a nice colorful edging for the steps. They have been blooming for a solid month and the flowers last in vases with or with out water.
Helichrysum thianschanicum 'Icicle', planted in 2006, now in June 2010 it is in full bloom. For a plant said not to bloom at all, this has been making a reliable display for the last month.
Flowers have dried and turned a mellow yellow, still attractive looking when there's little color in my natural Sierra landscape.