Helichrysum splendidum

Helichrysum splendidum
Helichrysum splendidum
Helichrysum splendidum

Common names: imphepho (English). 
Botanical name: Helichrysum splendidum

Helichrysum splendidum, known as Cape gold, is a hardy shrub reaching 1.5 meters, with aromatic silver leaves and abundant yellow flowerheads in summer. Growing in rocky areas and grasslands, this plant needs good drainage and full sun. Helichrysum splendidum provides lovely foliage and long-lasting cut flowers. Traditionally used to treat rheumatism and as a tea. With little maintenance required, this drought-tolerant, evergreen shrub makes a colorful garden plant. Its golden blossoms and silver leaves contrast beautifully with other flowers.

Uses & Benefits: aromatic, bedding, incense, medicine, pot plant, potpourri

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Family: Asteraceae
Type: ground cover
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Use as Medicine


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