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Helichrysum bracteatum. If you like to create huge dried flower arrangements for fall display, you must grow loads and loads of Strawflowers. Strawflower is best started indoors 4 to 8 weeks before setting out. It is a terrific cut flower for long-lasting fresh bouquets, but it excels as a dried flower since it retains its vivid glossy colors once dried. The trick to drying Strawflower is to pick the flower heads just before the blooms are fully open, and wire them before they are completely dried since the stems do not hold up. Deer resistant. Annual. Summer flowering. Height: 24" to 30" .

Average seed life: 1 to 2 years.

The Strawflower Mixture

The Strawflower Mixture The Strawflower Mixture The Strawflower Mixture
Our special hand-blended mixture includes vivid pink, red, sulfur-yellow, golden-yellow, lemon-yellow, orange, rose, salmon, light rose, silvery-white and pure white varieties.

One packet of about 1,500 seeds
Catalog #7520
  • Buy 10 for $3.40 each and save 10%
  • Buy 50 for $2.80 each and save 26%

Availability: In stock


Gardening Tips

Strawflower Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Seed Spacing:6”-8”
Plant Spacing:9”-15”
Days to Germination:7-14 days
Germination Temperature:65°-75°F

Helichrysum bracteatum. Strawflower can be direct-sown into the garden after the last frost date, or may be started indoors 4 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside after the threat of frost has passed. Sow seeds on top of the soil, leaving seeds uncovered but pressed firmly onto the soil surface, as light aids germination. Provide even moisture and strong light during germination. Harden off the seedlings by gradually acclimating them to outside conditions for 1 to 2 weeks before transplanting out 9" to 15" apart. Strawflower is a great cut flower with a long vase life. It also makes a perfect dried flower when cut just before its pink, red, sulphur-yellow, golden-yellow, lemon-yellow, orange, rose, salmon and white blooms open. Summer flowering. Height: 24" to 30".