Helichrysum

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rowlandwells

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Helichrysum
« on: December 15, 2018, 18:03 »
does anyone out there grow cut flowers if so do you grow Helichrysum I guess this is an old annual variety also known as strawflower can be used as a cut flower or cut and dried for winter decoration I think it was used for Christmas decorations I believe I've seen it on the  Victorian flower garden series [December]


we have grew Helichrysum for a few years now as a cut flower  but never seem to get it to dry properly for  using  for decorations I assume we must be going wrong in the drying process somewhere  if anyone could advise on this topic it would be most appreciated

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Re: Helichrysum
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 18:07 »
Just as they fully open their flowers cut them with long stalks and hang upside down in bunches, in the dry - garage or shed.
My allotment shed is too damp, but yours might be dry  ;)
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Re: Helichrysum
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2018, 12:14 »
They are a lovely flower for arrangements etc, and I do exactly as Mum says and hang them in the garage.
Good luck,  Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Helichrysum
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 14:58 »
thank you both for those replies and I can see where I'm going wrong now because although there picked with long stalks there hung in a damp shed  :ohmy: well there's no heating and it does tend to get a bit on the damp side so  problem sorted
 
PS your rite Mrs B they are lovely flower for both fresh and dried I'M growing Helichrysum King sized mixed next year thanks again

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Re: Helichrysum
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 16:44 »
I've been given a seed packet for Christmas - posh Sarah Raven ones called Helichrysum Salmon Rose.  They look very pretty so I'm looking forward to trying them now  :)



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