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Everlastings

The following is a list of plants suitable for drying as everlastings. For directions on drying, please refer to the earlier articles on preserving everlastings.

Acroclinium (Helipterum spp.) annual
artemisia (Artemisia ludoviciana, Artemisia ‘Silver Queen’ and ‘Silver King’) perennials
baby’s breath (Gypsophila sp.) annual and perennial
Bells of Ireland (Molluccella laevis) biennial
Catananche or Cupid’s dart (Catanache caerulea) annual
Chinese lantern (Physalis alkekengi) annual
cockscomb or celosia (Celosia cristata and plumosa) annual
gayfeather or blazing star (Liatris spicata) perennial
German statice (Goniolimon tataricum) perennial
Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.) calyx used
globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) annual
globe thistle (Echinops spp.) perennial
goldenrod (Solidago spp.) perennial
honesty or money plant (Lunaria annua) biennial
hydrangea (Hydrangea spp.) shrub
hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) perennial
lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina) perennial
lamb’s tail (Limonium suworowii) annual
larskspur (Delphinium ambigua) annual
lavender (Lavandula spp.) usually perennial except for quick-blooming Lavender Lady, treated as an annual
love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascene) annual
love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus) annual
oregano or wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare) perennial
ornamental grass flower heads (many kinds) annual and perennial
pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea ) perennial
red peppers (annuals)
roses
Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus spp.) calyx used , shrub
safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) annual
sage (Salvia farinacea) annual or tender perennial
scabious or starflower (Scabiosa spp.) annual and perennial
sea holly (Eryngium maritimum) perennial
sea lavender (Limonium folium) perennial
strawflower (Helichrysum bracteatum) annual
statice (Limonium sinuatum or bonduellii) annual
sunflowers (Helianthus annua) annual
sweet annie (Artemisia annua) annual
tansy (Tanacetum spp. ) perennial
thyme (Thymus spp.) perennials
winged everlasting or popcorn flower (Ammobium elatum grandiflorum) annual
xeranthemum (Immortelle annum) annual
yarrow (Achillea spp.) perennial
yellow ageratum (Lonas indora) annual
yucca (Yucca spp.) perennial

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