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.
Looking part dandelion and part carrot, this large (to 3 ft.), coarse, weedy-looking plant is grown fo...
These onion relatives, known botanically as Allium sativum, are not known in the wild. Seed s...
This annual grows to 20 ft., with 2 1/2–4-in.-long leaves finely divided into slender threads. S...