Winged Everlasting

Ammobium alatum

Features

  • Cut-and-come-again
  • Dryable
  • Easy to grow
  • Foliage & Filler
  • Heat-loving

Description

Mounds of bright green foliage produce an abundance of stiff, upright stems covered in adorable starlike, papery white blossoms, like baby strawflowers, that open to reveal a sunny yellow center. These cheerful blooms are ideal for mixed bouquets and lend a wildflower feel to arrangements.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 20 to 26 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 70 to 80 days
Plant spacing: 9 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 5 to 6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Can direct-seed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Cut when individual flowers are half open, before yellow centers are showing. Expect a vase life of 7 days or more. To dry, remove foliage and hang upside down in a warm, dark place until firm. Flowers continue to open as they dry.

Details

Description

Mounds of bright green foliage produce an abundance of stiff, upright stems covered in adorable starlike, papery white blossoms, like baby strawflowers, that open to reveal a sunny yellow center. These cheerful blooms are ideal for mixed bouquets and lend a wildflower feel to arrangements.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 20 to 26 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 70 to 80 days
Plant spacing: 9 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 5 to 6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Can direct-seed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Cut when individual flowers are half open, before yellow centers are showing. Expect a vase life of 7 days or more. To dry, remove foliage and hang upside down in a warm, dark place until firm. Flowers continue to open as they dry.

Sources

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