If you enjoy cutting flowers for crafting, you really need at least a small patch of strawflowers (Xerochrysum bracteatum, formerly Helichrysum bracteatum or Bracteantha bracteatum). They’re best known for dried use, because the papery “petals” can hold their color for many months, or even years, but they are also charming in fresh arrangements. I really like this ‘Strawberry Banana Sundae Mix’ (originally from Grand Prismatic Seed), which mostly produces pinks, whites, and yellows (some with orangey buds). Ultimate height can be around 4 feet. The more you cut, the shorter and bushier the plants are likely to be, and the more flowers you’ll get. Bloom production starts in early to midsummer and keeps going until frost. Full sun. Annual.
Harvested in August and September 2022. At least 25 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.