Helipterum Roseum Giant Flower Mix

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A delightful papery flower than brightens up any border / cottage garden, with its white to pink flowers with bright yellow centres .  Reaching up to 50 cm in height these can be cut as fresh flowers or dried for displays all winter long. A magnet for pollinating insects.

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Helipterum Roseum Giant Flower Mix

A delightful papery flower than brightens up any border / cottage garden, with its white to pink flowers with bright yellow centres .  Reaching up to 50 cm in height these can be cut as fresh flowers or dried for displays all winter long. A magnet for pollinating insects.

Cultivation advice Helipterum Roseum Giant Flower Mix 

  • Sow late winter to mid spring at 24 C (75 F) in a fine seed compost on the surface and gently firm down.
  • Light aids germination, and enclosing in a polythene bag will help retain moisture during germination.
  • Germinates in around 7-15 days.
  • When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and gradually acclimatise to outside conditions planting out after the last frost 8-10 in apart in full sun.
  • Alternatively if space permits sow directly into the ground into rows 45 cm apart in late spring.
  • Thin the seedlings out to around 10 cm apart. The plants are usually sturdy enough to support themselves.
  • Pick when foliage is quite dry and the flowers are well open, tie in small bunches and hang upside down in a dry, well ventilated place until dry.