Xerochrysum bracteatum syn. Bracteantha bracteata, syn. Helichrysum bracteatum monstrosum fl. pl.
Strawflowers attract butterflies and are superb for cutting. Plants are easy to grow, heavy flowering, and tolerate heat and drought.
Strawflowers produce loads of vibrant, 2-3 inch papery, pompom-like flowers on well-branched, heavy blooming, 3-3.5 foot tall plants. Easy to grow, they tolerate both heat and drought. Known as an "everlasting" because the flowers will last indefinitely when dried. Plants flower over a long season.
SILVERY ROSE Strawflower
Soft rose colored flowers with silvery highlights.
SWISS GIANTS MIX Strawflower
Flowers in shades of bronze, crimson, yellow, rose and white. Packet is 1 gram, about 1,200 seeds.
SCARLET CHOICE DOUBLE Strawflower
Stunning scarlet flowers. Packet is 1 gram, about 1,200 seeds.
GOLDEN YELLOW CHOICE DOUBLE Strawflower
Bright golden-yellow flowers. Packet is 1 gram, about 1,200 seeds.
WHITE CHOICE DOUBLE Strawflower
Packet is 1 gram, about 1,200 seeds.
APRICOT/PEACH MIX Strawflower
Beautiful shades of apricot, peach, and salmon. Packet is ½ gram, about 600 seeds.
BRIGHT ROSE Strawflower
Radiant rose flowers. Packet is 1 gram, about 1,200 seeds.
How to Plant Strawflower Seeds
Sow your seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Seeds need light to germinate. Kept at 70-75°F., germination is in 10-20 days. You can direct sow strawflower seeds into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost. Thin your seedlings to 12 inches apart.