Helichrysum Silver is a very popular basket plant with soft furry leaves. It grows very easily and vigorously, and if left alone, can take over the tub or basket. This can be solved by trimming it when it gets too big, or planting it with other vigorous trailing plants such as Surfinias and Giant Fuchsias. It is great in mixed baskets and tubs to provide a contrasting colour, along with volume and texture.
These plug plants will need potting on into a 9 or 10cm pot and growing on in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill. They can also be planted straight into hanging baskets as long as they are kept in the warm. They need to be kept at a minimum of 7 degrees celsius. We recommend that you keep your plug plants quite dry in the early stages of growing to encourage root growth. However it is very important not to let them dry out completely! The compost should be kept moist, not waterlogged, but also not dry and dusty.
Once the risk of frost has passed your plants can go out in the garden. They prefer a postion in full sun or partial shade. Feed them weekly during the summer with a good quality multipurpose feed. Water regularly to prevent them from drying out. Watering is best done in the morning or evening instead of when the sun is at its strongest, to prevent the leaves from being scorched.