HELIPTERUM roseum (Paper Daisy) is an annual or perennial flowering plant that is native to Australia. It is a member of the Asteraceae family and is grown for its colorful, long-lasting flowers.
The paper daisy typically grows to be around 12-18 inches tall and has narrow, gray-green leaves that are covered in fine hairs. The plant produces clusters of small, daisy-like flowers with papery petals in shades of pink, white, and yellow. The flowers can grow to be up to 1 inch in diameter and bloom in the summer and fall months.
The paper daisy prefers well-draining soil and full sun, and is drought-tolerant once established. It is a hardy and adaptable plant that can thrive in a variety of settings, from gardens and borders to rock gardens and containers.
In addition to its ornamental value, the paper daisy is also used in cut flower arrangements and crafts. The flowers retain their color and shape when dried, making them popular for use in wreaths, bouquets, and other decorative items.
Overall, Helipterum roseum is a beautiful and versatile plant that is prized for its long-lasting blooms and ability to add color and interest to gardens and landscapes. Its delicate flowers and fine foliage make it a popular choice among gardeners and floral enthusiasts alike.
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Scientific Name: Helipterum Roseum
Common Name: Paper Daisy
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Australia
Growth Height: 16-24 "
Growth Habit: Upright
Spread: 8-10 "
Exposure: Full sun
Blooming Season: Autumn
Attracts: Butterflies, Hoverflies, Aphids
Flower Color: White, pink, red, orange, gold and bronze
Maintenance: Low maintenance and fast growing
Characteristics: Cut Flowers
Resistant: Drought Tolerant
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Sandy soil
Soil pH: pH 5.5 to 6.5
Special Feature: Used as fresh or dry flowers, use in vase of cool water