The Everlasting Rich Collection
In this collection
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Border (Middle), Container Garden, Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - November
- 1.2m (4ft)
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 90cm (36in)
- Sow under cover in March or outdoors from late-April, covering seeds thinly with soil, they need light to germinate (1-3 weeks). Indoors, pot on then plant out after the frosts. Space/thin seedlings to 40cm (16in).
We’ve become very keen on everlasting stems – for their ethereal beauty along with their real claim to sustainability, so particularly for winter, we have vases in key places which last for months. Here there’s a rich mix of the black pods of Nicandra with forever-keeping-their-colour, crimson strawflower, filled in between with our favourite spun-sugar grass.This collection contains 5 seedlings each of:
- Xerochrysum bracteatum 'Purple Red' (syn. Helichrysum)
- Panicum capillare 'Sparkling Fountain'
- Nicandra physalodes'
Requires little aftercare except watering during dry spells. Nicandra may require support. Will self-seed freely, remove seed heads if you do not want it to spread.