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Helipterum

Pink-and-White Everlasting
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Annuals, Perennials

This large Australian genus contains primarily annuals but also includes some perennials. All have daisy-like flower heads with papery rays that retain their color and form when dried. Plants are useful for winter arrangements and for garden color.

Helipterum roseum
Helipterum roseum

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Helipterum roseum

Topnotch flower for cutting and drying. Grows 2 ft. tall, with scanty, narrow leaves and 1- to 2-in. pink or white daisy flowers. These need  full sun in warm soil; after danger of frost is past, sow seeds where plants are to grow. Thin to 6 to 12 in. apart.

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