Helichrysum sesamoides Willd.

Slender erect shrublet with solitary, terminal flower heads and satint white, rose or pale lemon bracts.  To 60cm.  Grows on sandy mountain slopes.  Spring to summer flowering.  [RHSD, Rice].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1739.  [PD]. ABR pl.242/1802 and ABR pl.279/1803.

History at Camden Park

Included among desiderata in a letter to John Lindley, 15th February 1848, but not recorded as ‘arrived’ in Macarthur’s copy [MP A2933-1, p.157].  It was also requested of Kew Gardens on 1st Febuary, 1849 [MP A2933-1, p.177].


Dietrich gives Xeranthemum sesamoides L. of Curtis’s Botanical Magazine t.425/1797, as a synonym of Helipterum humile DC.  [Synopsis Plantarum vol.4, p.1439/1847].

Published Sep 14, 2009 - 04:41 PM | Last updated Feb 23, 2010 - 01:49 PM

Figured are two species of everlasting daisy with white or pink flowers.  Rice pl.LXXXV.

Helichrysum sesamoides Willd. | Rice pl.LXXXV | CM

More details about Helichrysum sesamoides Willd.
Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

South Africa

  • Aphelexis sesamoides D.Don
  • Xeranthemum sesamoides L.
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Aphelexis sesamoides 

Confidence level high