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Strawflower in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Xerochrysum bracteatum syn. Helichrysum bracteatum, Bracteantha bracteata

 

Strawflower

Helichrysum can be annuals or perennials, growing to a height of 60–90 cm. They are grown as ornamental plants, and for dried flowers. When cut young and dried, the open flowers and stalks preserve their colour and shape for long periods. This variety is an annual that has tall stems with dark-green, lance-shaped leaves. In summer and autumn, it sports papery, daisy-like flowers that can be white, yellow, pink or red. Ideal for cutting and drying.

 
plant Features
  • Strawflower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Strawflower likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Strawflower is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Strawflower likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Strawflower

Latin name

Xerochrysum bracteatum syn. Helichrysum bracteatum, Bracteantha bracteata

type

Perennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Strawflower likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Strawflower is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Strawflower likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Strawflower likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Strawflower is 0.50meters x 0.75meters 0.50 M 0.75 M

Xerochrysum bracteatum syn. Helichrysum bracteatum, Bracteantha bracteata

Helichrysum can be annuals or perennials, growing to a height of 60–90 cm. They are grown as ornamental plants, and for dried flowers. When cut young and dried, the open flowers and stalks preserve their colour and shape for long periods. This variety is an annual that has tall stems with dark-green, lance-shaped leaves. In summer and autumn, it sports papery, daisy-like flowers that can be white, yellow, pink or red. Ideal for cutting and drying.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in well-drained, poor to moderately fertile, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. It grows well if planted in mixed baskets and tubs to provide a light colour, and also some volume and texture. Protect from winter wet and cold dry winds

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Propagate by rooting semi-hardwood cuttings of shrubby species in summer and overwinter in frost-free conditions. Helichrysum can also be grown from seed. Plant seedlings indoors in early spring, or sow seeds on the surface of soil after the last frost of spring. Seed germination occurs from one to three weeks after planting. Seeds germinate best at a temperature of 18 to 23 degrees Centigrade.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Propagate by rooting semi-hardwood cuttings of shrubby species in summer and overwinter in frost-free conditions. Helichrysum can also be grown from seed. Plant seedlings indoors in early spring, or sow seeds on the surface of soil after the last frost of spring. Seed germination occurs from one to three weeks after planting. Seeds germinate best at a temperature of 18 to 23 degrees Centigrade.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in well-drained, poor to moderately fertile, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. It grows well if planted in mixed baskets and tubs to provide a light colour, and also some volume and texture. Protect from winter wet and cold dry winds

 
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