- Annual plants grow up to 3 feet tall
- Papery flowers in a mix of 8-10 colors
- Great as a cut flower or dried flower
- Cutting promotes bud formation
(Helichrysum bracteatum) Australian native that was introduced to Europe in 1799. Large papery flowers used extensively in dried arrangements and as a long-lasting cut flower. Cutting promotes bud formation, so cut often. Mix of 8-10 colors. Annual, 30-36" tall.
Learn to Grow Strawflower Mix
Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
Germination: 5-20 Days
Plant Outdoors: 8-10” Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Transplant outdoors 2-3 weeks after last frost. Tolerates poor dry soil. To dry for arrangements, cut stems before flowers are fully open, remove leaves, and hang upside down in a shady place.
Ratings & Reviews
Beautiful flowers on sturdy plants
by VL, Zone 9b
These are gorgeous at their peak and highly attractive from bud formation through seed production. They produce a good quantity of blooms, which have staying power, and the variety of colors is very nice. They have sturdy stems and an erect posture. The only issue I had, which was completely my fault, is that some of the lower foliage has died back because I underestimated how much water they require when they reached their full size. I am growing them in containers and they are thirsty every single day. I think they might be better off in the ground or with irrigation in the planters...at least in my garden/zone. They will droop if not given water consistently, but recover quickly when you do. Going forward, I will not miss the opportunity to include them in my plantings. They are, by far, one of my new favorite flowers and the subject of many photos.