We are gladly presenting to you these organic-grown flowers from our homestead! Description: The genus Helichrysum consists of an estimated 600 species of flowering plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). This type species is Helichrysum orientale.
It occurs in Africa (with 244 species in South Africa), Madagascar, Australasia and Eurasia. The plants may be annuals, herbaceous perennials or shrubs, growing to a height of 60–90 cm (24–35 inches). The genus was a wastebasket taxon, and many of its members have been reclassified in smaller genera, most notably the Everlastings, now in the genus Xerochrysum.
Their leaves are oblong to lanceolate. They are flat and pubescent on both sides. The bristles of the pappus are scabrous, barbellate, or plumose.
The receptacle (base of the flower head) is often smooth, with a fringed margin, or honey-combed, and resemble daisies. They may be in almost all colors, except blue. There are many capitula and generally flat-topped corymbs or panicles. The corolla lobes show glandular hairs at the abaxial surface.
Usage: Potpourri, all of baked goods and all other types of food(these are edible flowers so feel free to tast them), tea making. Several species are grown as ornamental plants, and for dried flowers. When cut young and dried, the open flowers and stalks preserve their colour and shape for long periods. Helichrysum italicum (synonym Helichrysum angustifolium) is steam distilled to produce a yellow-reddish essential oil popular in fragrance for its unique scent, best described as a mixture of burnt sugar and ham. Please note, that these are air-dried flowers and there may be some variations of color and shape(color can be more or less intense due to difference of weather conditions). Also if you need you can find a listing with OZ instead of grams here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/605465624/helichrysum-flowers-whole-helichrysum