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Helichrysum retortum (100 seeds)


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Helichrysum retortum. Straggling, densely leafy, silvery shrublet. Leaves overlapping, oblong, recurved, hooked at tips, covered with silvery-silky hairs; flowerhead solitary, shiny white or pink-tinged, without rays; what appear to be rays are actually bracts, papery and everlasting. Sowing: Asteraceae seeds often germinate better in response to smoke treatment. Only mature, plump and fully formed seeds should be used. Smoke seed trays after sowing or soak seed in aqueous smoke extract for 24 hours. Sow seeds in a sandy, well drained soil. Sow seeds in autumn. Locality: Rooiels. Harvest: January 2024