A family of plants much admired on account of the beauty of their flowers, when dried; which, if gathered when they first open, and carefully dried, retain their color and shape for many years. They are, therefore, highly prized for winter mantel bouquets, and ornaments for vases, etc.

Helichrysum bracteatum. - Golden Eternal Flower. - It is a hardy annual, growing two feet high, producing flowers from July to November. There is a variety with white flowers.

H. micanthrum. - Large Everlasting Flower. - This is of the same height as the preceding, flowering at the same time; flowers much larger; one variety white, tipped with red; another yellow, tipped in the same way; all are easily cultivated in a rich, loamy soil. Plants, forwarded in a frame, are in bloom from June to November.