Strawflower

(Bracteantha bracteatum) Strawflower is an Australian native that is usually grown as an annual. Strawflower was prized in the early 1800s as a healing herbal beverage. Modern gardeners love this tender perennial member of the aster family for its crisp and continual blooms that lend their vibrant and cheerful colors to the garden from spring through fall. The papery flowers make this colorful plant a perfect everlasting for dried arrangements. Harvesting the attractive flowers and deadheading faded blooms will ensure a continuous explosion of new blossoms throughout the growing season. Start seeds indoors 3-6 weeks before last frost and transplant out after all chance of frost has passed. If you live in a long season summer region you can direct sow seeds after chance of frost has passed. Strawflower grows best when direct seeded into the garden after the threat of frost has passed, but can also be started indoors in short season areas. Surface sow seeds and press gently into soil as light aids germination. Ideal germination temperature is 70-75 F. Seeds germinate in 7-14 days. Space plants 10-12 inches apart.

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