A hardy perennial with silvery green clumped foliage and abundant yellow and white flowers displayed prominently in summer. The flower stems have a distinctive winged shape.
This plant is valuable for dried flower bunches and wreathes.
Plant in small groups - it will give an especial good effect in combination with ornamental grass, other annual and perennial decorative or wildflowers.
Cut the stems in a length of 15-20 cm before the flowers are open for drying. Hang in bundles in airy, shady, dry place to get long lasting dried flowers.
In spring, space seedlings 30-40 cm apart in full sun and sandy soil enriched with humus. Keep the soil cultivated, water the plants frequently, and fertilize every other week.
Deadheading encourages continued blooming.
Genus - Ammobium
Species - Alatum
Common name - Winged stemmed daisy
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 0,50 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Normal, not too wet garden soil
Water requirements - Drought tolerant. Average
Landscape uses - Can be used in garden beds for foliage colour and prominent flowers in summer. The flowers and floiage is sometimes used in cut flower arrangements.
Bloom season - July - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow, surrounded by papery white bracts
|Sow outdoors anytime from March to May, even in the summer, up to 2 months before first fall frost.
Or sow indoors, covering seed with 4 times its thickness in soil and maintaining a temperature of +20C during germination.
Germination will take place in 5-10 days.
To grow Ammobium as an annual, sow indoors 6-8 weeks before planting outside.