Crisp everlasting (Helipterum roseum), also called immortelle, or Australian or mangles everlasting, is an annual plant that perfectly suits needs of those whose garden is located on dry and infertile soils. This extremely undemanding species produces very sturdy, semi-double flowers in attractive shapes and colours. Flower heads that form atop erect, 30-to-40-cm-tall stems consist of convex centres of densely packed, intensely yellow disc flowers and double coronas of surroundng ray flowers. One should note, that crisp everlasting produces not only pink, but also white blooms that last for a long time - from June until October.
Crisp everlasting seeds are sown directly in the second half of summer. We ought to choose an open, sunny site for this plant. The soil needs to be permeable, not water-logging and not too fertile - higher amount of humous will translate into intensive growth of leaves at the cost of flowers. We recommend to grow crisp everlasting on flower beds and borders, as well as in containers. You may collect the blooms for dried bouquets like babys breaths blooms, as they retain the colouring and their scale-like petals do not fall off after drying out.
A package contains 1 g of crisp everlasting seeds. Growing instructions and the sow-by date have been printed on the back side of the package.
- Weight: 1 g
- Height: 30 - 40 cm
- Use: Ornamental - flower beds, borders, containers, dried bouquets
- Flowering period: June - October
- Flower colour: pink, white with yellow centres
- Vegetation form: annual
- Flower type: Semi-double flower heads
- Site: open, sunny; permeable, not too fertile and not water-logging soil