Mixed Strawflower Seed
Grown with sustainable and organic practices. Small batch hand harvested and packaged in recyclable materials here at Petal&Twig.
Profuse bloomers for fresh or dried
Bracteantha bracteata Helichrysum
A versatile and textural addition to the cutting garden, strawflower can be used both fresh and dried in bouquets and autumn wreaths. This warm mix of pretty peach and apricot flowers ride atop long, strong stems. Complimented perfectly with silvery rose and vintage white strawflower. Also known as everlasting flowers, the color and shape of these papery blooms will last indefinitely when dried.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 80-90 days
Plant spacing: 12”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 25
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 6 weeks before last frost. Seed requires light to germinate so do not cover. Bottom water until seedlings emerge. Transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.
Pick when flowers are half way open and before they are pollinated. Fresh flowers will last a week in the vase. To dry, remove foliage and hang upside down in warm, dark place until firm.