How to Grow Paper Daisy / Helipterum

How to Grow Paper Daisy / Helipterum


Rhodanthe chlorocephala

A flower that dries wonderfully and last a long time in the vase.

Helipterum is also known as Acroclinium, immortelle, paper daisy, Australian everlasting, and everlasting daisy. 


Plant type: Annual

Height: 18-24”

Site: full sun

Days to maturity: 55-65 days

Plant spacing: 6-8”

Pinch: not necessary

Kids, Pets, and Deer Resistance: non-toxic, deer resistant

Indoor & Pots: grows well in large containers outside


How to Grow:

Transplant (recommended): Sow 6-8 weeks before planting out. Cover seeds lightly as light is aids germination. Sow seeds every 2"; thin seedlings to 6-8" apart. Transplant after all dangers of frost have passed.

Direct Seed: Sow after last frost. 

Germination: 14-21 days at 65-75°F 

Where to plant:  Plant in the sun into well drained soil.

Harvesting/Vase Life: Fresh or dried - Before flowers are fully open. Flowers continue to open after cutting. Hang to dry.

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