SteppeSuns® Hokubetsi

Helichrysum trilineatum 'P021S'

Hokubetsi is the native Basotho name for Helichrysum trilineatum that grows high up in the Maloti mountain range of southern Africa. SteppeSuns® Hokubetsi is a selection that forms a rounded, dense, silver shrub with clusters of bright yellow strawflowers. Hokubetsi is adaptable, tolerating extremes in temperature, water, and soil types. Fuzzy stems and foliage protect this plant from intense solar radiation and insulate it through bitterly cold winters. During winter, small silver leaves curl up or fall off, leaving a soft ever-silver statement in the garden.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 3 feet
Width 4 feet
Flowering Season June-July
Flower Color Yellow
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate-xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone 5-7
Soil Type Loam to clay
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2021
Annual Commercial Maintenance Shape in spring, it can be sheared.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Trim back as needed to maintain size
Elevation Guide 5280