It was warm sunny day yesterday in Ljubljana,one of those last summer days each year brings before autumn.I always try to pick up such day’s memories to warm me up in cold winter, just like the old flower-lady makes bouquets from dry flowers to catch summer colors for the winter whiteness……...
Xerochrysum bracteatum had been introduced to cultivation in England by 1791.German horticulturist Herren Ebritsch obtained material and developed it at his nursery in Arnstadt near Erfurt in Germany. He bred and sold cultivars of many colours from bronze to white to purple, which spread across Europe in the 1850s.
|Wild form of Xerochrysum bracteatum|
|Bracteantha bracteata (Vent.) Anderb. & Haegi
Helichrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Andrews
Helichrysum lucidum Henckel
Helichrysum chrysanthum Pers.