Helichrysum macranthum Benth. var. roseum

Helichrysum bracteatum var. macranthum has white flowers, rose coloured outside.  [RHSD].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Probably very similar to Xeranthemum bracteatum, which see, although Xeranthemum bracteatum macranthum has never been given as a synonym as far as I am aware.  The Australian Plant Names Index gives Gnaphalium macranthum (Benth) Sch.Bip. and Aphelexis macrantha (Benth.) Hereman as synonyms of Helichrysum macranthum Benth.

Introduced to Britain from the Swan River in 1837.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Seed order to Hurst and McMullen, Seedsmen and Florists of London, on 8th April 1846.  [MP A2933-1, p.132]. 


Published Sep 17, 2009 - 04:49 PM | Last updated Jul 14, 2010 - 04:32 PM

More details about Helichrysum macranthum Benth. var. roseum
Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

Western Australia

  • Gnaphalium macranthum (Benth) Sch.Bip. var. roseum
  • Aphelexis macrantha (Benth.) Hereman var. roseum
  • Helichrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Haw. var. roseum
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Elichrysum macranthum roseum 

Confidence level high