Paper Flower blooms its heart out in the spring and summer, providing a bright yellow splash of color in desert gardens. After blooming, the small yellow flowers dry to a papery texture, and can be used in dried flower arrangements. Paper Flower forms a rounded mound to 2 feet tall and wide, with narrow grey leaves. It is short-lived, but reseeds if water is available. It thrives in full sun and reflected heat exposures, but demands well drained soil, and cannot tolerate over watering. This native of the Southwest and Mexico performs well in the low deserts, but is also hardy to -20° F.