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.
This form of celery is grown for its large, rounded, edible roots rather than for leafstalks; this is ...
Probably native to the Mediterranean coast of Europe, cabbage has green, red, or blue- or purple-tinte...
From North Africa. Grows to 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. tall and 6–12 in.wide, with narrow gray-green ...