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Rhodanthe flowers

Rhodanthe flowersRhodanthe, also called Swan River Everlasting, are beautiful everlasting flowers are half-hardy annuals and are suitable for beds or ribbons, and make most graceful plants for pot culture, placing 4 plants in a five inch pot. They thrive best in fibrous peat or a rich, light soil, and prefer a warm situation.

Rhodanthe are used largely for winter bouquets, and are perfect gems for pot culture. A succession of bloom may be obtained by sowings made in August, October, and March. The temperature of the seed-pots should be kept at from sixty to seventy degrees Fahrenheit, and the soil kept constantly damp with water of the same heat.

After potting the seedlings remove them to a cooler house and keep them near the glass. Those sown in March may be planted in the open in June, where they will flower in autumn. The height of the Rhodanthe is about one feet.