Xerochrysum bracteatum syn. Bracteantha bracteata, syn. Helichrysum bracteatum monstrosum fl. pl.
Strawflowers attract butterflies, are superb for cutting. Plants are easy to grow, heavy flowering, and tolerate both heat and drought.
Strawflowers produce loads of vibrant, 2-3 inch papery, pompom-like blooms on well-branched, heavy-blooming, 3-3.5 foot tall plants. Known as an 'everlasting' because the flowers will last indefinitely when dried. Strawflowers bloom over a long season.
SILVERY ROSE Strawflower
Flowers in a soft rose shade 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
The brilliant double flowers are golden yellow. Packet is 1 gram, about 1,200 seeds.
WHITE CHOICE DOUBLE Strawflower
Double white flowers with yellow centers. Packet is 1 gram, about 1,200 seeds.
APRICOT/PEACH MIX Strawflower
Blooms in beautiful shades of apricot, peach, and salmon. Packet is ½ gram, about 600 seeds.
BRIGHT ROSE Strawflower
Radiant rose-colored flowers. Packet is 1 gram, about 1,200 seeds.
How to Plant Strawflower Seeds
Sow your strawflower seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs 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.