Paper Daisy is an endearing cut or everlasting flower with stiff, papery petals and a graceful arcing form. Colorful blooms in multiple shades of pink retain good color and are prized for unusual dried flowers. Great for crafting. We like tucking the dried blooms into houseplants during the winter for a pop of color amongst all the greenery.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 70-75ºF.
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press into the soil, seeds need light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant 6-12" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow after the last frost. Sow a few seeds 2-4" apart, thinning out to 10-12" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established.
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 16-24" x 10-12"
Spacing: 8-10" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Sandy to average, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 50-60 days
Uses: Cut flowers, dried/everlasting flowers, flower beds, mass plantings
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Harvest flowers for drying when they are almost open and hang them upside down in a dark room with good airflow. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks.