Annual. Hot pink, light pink, white, gold and deep rose. Monstrosum varieties grow 30–40" tall, have 2–2½" fully double flowers. The freeblooming strawflower is good for border color and excellent for drying. ②
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About 1,080 seeds/g.
Annual. Formerly Helichrysum. The freeblooming strawflower is good for border color and excellent for drying. Staffer Emily Skrobis is not much of a flower person, but she’s got room in her food-focused heart for strawflower: “I love how stiff and lasting they are—I don’t have to worry about crushing them or keeping them pristine. They’re so easy to dry. Just pick and forget and keep them in bowls around your house to admire in the cold months.”
Culture: Grow in full sun. Gather blossoms before fully opened. Likes warm weather but will bloom into fall. Germinate at 70–75°; grow on at 65–70° days and 60° nights. Do not overwater. Transplant in 6 weeks at 12" spacing.
All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.
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