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.
Perennial in Zones 13, 21–24, H1, H2; grown as an annual elsewhere. Delicate, airy mounds to 12&...
Related to broccoli and cabbage; all three are members of the genus Brassica and are thought ...
Vigorous-growing annual to 10–15 ft., with large, heart-shaped leaves. Showy, funnel-shaped to b...