A small genus of hardy annuals, bearing everlasting flowers of many shades of rose and white. They are very easily grown in any garden soil.

Sow the seeds out of doors in April, in patches where they are to bloom, covering the seeds to the depth of about one-eighth of an inch; when the young seedlings are two or three inches high, thin them to six inches apart and mulch the surface with one-half inch of old well-decomposed manure, giving water when necessary.