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Paper Daisy

An unusual cut flower with papery petals. Colorful blooms in multiple shades of pink retain good color and form after being dried. Preserve them easily by cutting stems just as the buds open and then hang them upside down in a dark room for a few weeks. Great for crafting and cut flowers. Grows 16-24 inches.

100 seeds 

 

PLANTING

Helipterum roseum

Annual 

Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant 6-12" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established.  

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow after 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: 18-24" x 10-12"

Spacing: 8-10" apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs: Sandy to average, well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 90 days

Uses: Cut flowers, dried/everlasting flowers, flower beds, mass plantings

Care: Deadheading prolongs flowering. Harvest flowers for drying when they are almost open and hang upside down in a dark room with good air flow.