Everlasting Immortelle Double mix - 50 seeds

Everlasting Immortelle Double mix - 50 seeds

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Xeranthemum Lumina is a hardy annual, one of the prettiest of everlasting flowers. The attractive double-crested paper-like blooms four distinct colours of white, rose, crimson and purple with strong stems of silver-green foliage and a papery feel. They are excellent for cutting, and if dried are useful for winter decoration. Begins to bloom in early summer, they have a branching habit and are free-flowering right through to autumn.

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Height: 12 to 20 inches (30 to 50 cm). Growing Region: Zones 2 to 10. Flowers: Summer and the start of autumn. Flower Details: Purple, pink. Tubular. Ray florets, disc florets. Papery. Foliage: Silvery-green. Orbicular to ovate. Sow Outdoors: Cover seed. Following the last frost. Spacing 14 to 16 inches (35 to 40 cm). Sow Indoors: Use peat pots. Germination time: one to two weeks. Temperature 70°F (21°C). Three weeks in advance. Transplant outdoors following the last frost. Requirements: Full sunlight. Ordinary soil. Can survive in dry soils. Provide support. Do not over water. How to grow: It is best to start off Immortelle indoors. Sow the Immortelle seeds in peat pots about three weeks before the last frost of spring. It should take about two weeks for Immortelle and other Xeranthemum species to germinate at a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. Once growing transplant the Immortelle seedling outdoors following the last frost at a spacing of 20 to 40cm. Ideally, Immortelle should be grown in a sunny part of the garden; the soil type is not too important.