Helichrysum

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helichrysum

(ˌhɛlɪˈkraɪzəm)
n
(Plants) any plant of the widely cultivated genus Helichrysum, whose flowers retain their shape and colour when dried: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C16: from Latin, from Greek helikhrusos, from helix spiral + khrusos gold]
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Noun1.helichrysum - large genus of mostly African and Australian herbs and shrubs: everlasting flowersHelichrysum - large genus of mostly African and Australian herbs and shrubs: everlasting flowers; in some classifications includes genus Ozothamnus
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
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For a softer cottage garden look co-ordinate pastel shades with the silver or lemon coloured foliage of helichrysums, or stick with a single colour such as mauve-flowered geraniums with some purple verbena.