Helichrysum Variegated Plug Plant

Helichrysum Variegated Plug Plant

Price: £0.99

COLOUR: Variegated green/yellow foliage 

HEIGHT/ SPREAD: Can trail up to 35cm

IDEAL FOR: Hanging baskets/ Patio containers

PLANTING POSITION: Sun/ Partial shade

HARDINESS: Half-hardy Annual

SUPPLIED AS: Jumbo plug with a 3cm rootball

​DISPATCH: March - May

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Helichrysum Variegated is a golden/ green form of the very popular Silver Helichrysum.  It has variegated furry leaves.  Like the silver version, this one grows very easily, but this variegated form does not grow so big that it takes over the tub or basket.  It is great in mixed baskets and tubs to provide a light colour, and also some 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.