Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost.
Transplant out after last frost.
Direct sow after last frost.
Note: Long-blooming and drought tolerant. Patience required and rewarded as they take some time to develop their white bracts.
Surface sow or cover seeds very lightly
8-12" in rows 15" apart.
12-18 days @ soil temp 70-80F
Full sun to part shade
Average. Tolerant to most soil types but prefers well-drained and evenly moist soil. Will tolerate some drought.
Loved by pollinators!
Fresh and dried flower.
While not absolutely necessary, you may provide a staking or netting to keep them upright and tidy.
Harvest when bracts are fully white and expect a vase life of 7-10 days.