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Helipterum Seed ( Paper Daisy, Everlasting Daisy )
Starting Helipterum seeds is an easy and rewarding way to grow this lovely annual. Helipterum flowers are excellent for cutting and drying. Common names for this flower are Paper Daisy and Everlasting Daisy. The 1 inch blooms dry and preserve well, keeping the color indefinitely. To keep the Helipterum plant full of blooms, keep the spent flowers cut back. The Paper Daisy plant will die back with the first frost.
Paper Daisy seeds can be started indoors 6 weeks before the end of frost season. Press the flower seed into the soil and keep them moist. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, they can be transplanted into larger pots for continued growing. Harden the seedlings for 10 - 14 days, and transplant them outdoors in later spring once frost danger has passed.
For areas with long growing seasons, prepare a weed free seedbed loosening the soil and raking it well. Sow the seeds directly in the seedbed and press the flower seeds into the soil. Thin to strongest plant every 8 - 10 inches. Helipterum will bloom usually within 12 weeks of sowing the flower seeds.
TRN546 Goliath Tetra Red ( Helipterum roseum )
Giant double tetraploid, deep red with dark center, very stiff stem, very unusual cutflower or dried, grows 22 inches tall, blooms in 12 weeks. Annual.
TRN547 Timeless Rose ( Helipterum manglesii Rhodanthe )
The first day neutral type, sow from April on, clear rose with dark ring, ideal for cut/dry production, grows 18 inches tall, blooms in 12 weeks. Annual.
TRN548 Large Flowered Hybrids ( Helipterum roseum )
This mix will produce rose to red paper daisies, ideal for fresh or dried arrangements. Flowers are excellent for cutting and drying, grows 22 inches tall, blooms in 12 weeks. Annual.
BN09 Brilliant ( Helipterum roseum )
Double, bright rose with yellow center, for garden or cutflower, grows 22 inches tall, blooms in 12 weeks. Annual.