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
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.
Parent of popular hybrid G. X grandiflora. Has been largely replaced in garden cultu...
Western natives related to phlox. Slender plants with finely cut leaves and colorful flowers from late...
From Morocco. This annual grows 1 1/2–2 ft. high, 6 in.wide. Summer flowers appear in red-and-go...