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Helipterum roseum 'Pirouette' (syn. Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea), end June. "A delicate everlasting daisy, ideal for cutting and drying but also worthwhile in the garden, used either in pots or integrated among other border ingredients. The flowers have translucent white, crisp, papery petals in multiple rows forming ragged discs 2cm across, each offset by a charming yellow-rimmed black eye. These are held on long, stiff, upright stems dressed in short linear grey leaves. Cheerful during the day, the flowers shut into neat globes by night before opening again the next morning. Sown outside in hot climates, but in the UK they're best if sown under glass in March, pricked out into trays, and planted out in May. Origin: A native of Australia." [Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter, Nurseryman's Favourites, Gardens Illustrated magazine, July 2013]