These denizens of sunny, dry sites are grown mainly for their handsome, woolly leaves.Helichrysum bracteatum
From Australia. Grows to 2–3 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide, with strap-like, 2–5-in.-long, medium green leaves. Blooms from summer until frost, bearing many papery, 2 1/2-in. flowers that look like prickly pompons. Colors include yellow, orange, red, pink, and white. Known as “everlasting” because its blossoms last indefinitely when dried. Sow in place in late spring or earliest summer (at the same time as zinnias). Dwarf forms are also available.
The annual vegetables in this large group are mainstays of stir-fry dishes and excellent in salads. Th...
Hybrid of G. aristata and G. pulchella. Grows to 2–4 ft. high and 1 1/2 ft. wi...
Native to South America. Upright, open habit, 2–3 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide. Stems and narrowly ob...