Grow this unusual shell flower. A very attractive plant anywhere. Great for drying, arranging. Ht 60 cm (2 ft). Origin: W. Asia.
Sow seed outdoors as soon as soil has warmed in the spring. For quicker germination, soak seeds overnight in warm water. Cover seed very lightly and keep the soil moist until all seedlings appear. For earlier blooms start seed 6 weeks prior to intended date of transplanting outside. Germinates best at 21 C (70 F) in 7-10 days. Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. Garden spacing 30 cm (12 in) apart.