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.
These free-blooming South African natives have daisy flowers and are unsurpassed for winter and spring...
Western Mediterranean native. Grows to 1–1 1/2 ft. tall and 9 in. wide. Its delicate fernlike fo...
This annual grows to 20 ft., with 2 1/2–4-in.-long leaves finely divided into slender threads. S...