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
Top-notch flower for cutting and drying. Grows to 2 ft. tall, with scanty, narrow leaves and 1–2-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 6–12 in. apart.
Annual. The wild ancestor of today’s familiar sunflowers, native to much of the central U.S. and...
Native to California and southern Oregon. Blooms as freely in gardens as it does in the wild, bearing ...
From Europe and Asia. Grows to 1 1/2–3 ft. tall. Angular branches are set with long-stalked, lig...