Pierrot Red Helipterum Seed

Product ID:4677.544677

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Rhodanthe chlorocephala

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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55 - 65 Days

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

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Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
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Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Pierrot Red Helipterum Seed

Product ID:4677.544677

New! Dramatic pink and black blooms for fresh or dried flowers.

Productive plants produce relatively small, 1–2" upward-facing, daisy-like flowers with papery petals. Most blooms have a dramatic, contrasting black center while a small percentage have golden centers. The flowers have a long vase life and also make excellent dried flowers. The plant stature is a bit short for cutting (approximately 18–24"). Plants are basal branching, which makes the thin, wiry stems easy to cut and strip. Very comparable plant habit and performance to Pierrot White. Helipterum is also known as Acroclinium, immortelle, paper daisy, Australian everlasting, and everlasting daisy. Ht. 18–24". Avg. 10,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

Quick Facts

Latin Name

Rhodanthe chlorocephala

Days To Maturity

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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55 - 65 Days

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

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Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

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Open Pollinated

Product Features

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried flowers.
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Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 65-75°F (18-24°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant out after danger of frost has passed. Direct seed - Sow after last frost. Gently press seeds into soil surface or cover seed lightly as light aids germination. Keep soil moist until emergence. Sow seeds every 2"; thin seedlings to 6-8" apart.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT SPACING: 6-8".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh or dried - Before flowers are fully open. Flowers continue to open after cutting. Hang to dry.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained, sandy soil is ideal.

USES: Fresh or dried cut flower, borders, beds.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rhodanthe chlorocephala

ALTERNATE NAME: Acroclinium, Immortelle, Paper Daisy, Australian Everlasting, and Everlasting Daisy

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