Helipterum (Paper Daisy) - Key Growing Information
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