Approximately 150 seeds in 0,5g packet.
Native to Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Western Asia (Iran, Lebanon, Syria).
These papery-textured, double daisy flowers are excellent for drying. Immortelle flowers are attractive, easily grown, and they are one of the most popular everlasting flowers available.
This plant grows on sunny slopes, in vineyards, on bank, from lowlands to foothills. Flowers from July to August.
An annual herb with an erect and branched stem, 30-60 cm high. The leaves are alternate, sessile, linear, densely white downy, the flower-heads are solitary, petal-like involucral bracts are spreading, pink, lilac, rarely white, tubular florets are purple.
Xeranthemum annuum is an endangered plant in some countries.
Genus - Xeranthemum
Species - Annuum
Variety - mix
Common name - Immortelle
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 0,30 - 0,60 m
Spread - 0,40 - 0,60 m
Plant type - Annual flower / Herb
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average garden soil
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - borders, cut flowers, boxes
Bloom season - July - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Pink, white, burgundy, lilac
Sow inside from February to April in prepared seedbed or pots with wet soil. Press it in slightly on surface and cover with clear plastic or glass.
Keep moist till germination.
Ideal temperature - ~20C.
Germination time - 7-14 days.
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