Xeranthemum (Paper Flower, Immortelle) - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 65-75°F (18-24°C)
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flats, or preferred seeding container, 5-8 weeks before planting out. Gently press seeds into soil or cover seed lightly as light aids germination. Harden off and transplant outdoors. Direct seed - Sow after danger of frost, 2-6" apart. Keep soil moist until emergence. Thin seedlings to 6-12" apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 18-24".
PLANT SPACING: 6-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: For fresh cut or dried - Harvest when flowers are fully opened and while color is still fresh and bright. Hang to dry.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well drained soil.
USES: Fresh cut or dried flowers, garden beds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Xeranthemum annuum
ALTERNATE NAMES: Immortelle, paper flower, annual daisy everlasting