Xeranthemum annuum

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 Xeranthemum annuum subsp. var.  Common immortelle
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Height: 1 ft to 2 ft
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Lifespan: annual
Origin: SE Europe to Caucasus/Iran
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Xeranthemum annuum, Linn. Fig. 4016. Annual, 2-3 ft. tall, erect, white-tomentose: lvs. alternate, oblong-lanceolate, acute, entire: heads purple, 1 – 1 1/2 in. across, the longer scales wide-spreading and ray-like. S. Eu. G.4: 74, 75. — Runs into many varieties. Var. ligulosum, Voss (X. plenissimum and X. imperiale, Hort.). A double or half-double form. Var. perligulosum, Voss (X. superbissimum, Hort.), has very full double heads. In these and the single types there are white-fld. (var. album), rose-fld, (var. roseum), and purple-fld. (var. purpureum) varieties. There are also violet-fld. forms. Var. multiflorum, Hort. (var. compactum) has a more compact and bushy habit, with somewhat smaller heads. X. varius, Hort., is a trade name for mixed varieties. Xeranthemums are considerably used for a certain type of bedding, but they are mostly grown for cutting.

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