Strawflower, Everlasting, Paper Daisy
Synonym: Xerochrysum bracteatum, Helichrysum bracteatum, Xeranthemum bracteatum
There are a number of Helichrysum occasionally available for landscape use, but the one that is the most common is the strawflower that is used as a cut flower both fresh and dried. Some cultivars are selected to be grown as annual, many of the more sophisticated ones are perennials and propagated by cuttings. They are perennial only in the warmer parts of the country, where the temperature doesn't go below 30°F ( -1°C)
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