Strawflower Seeds - Golden Yellow
No cutting garden is complete without a strawflower variety or two. Easy to grow, Strawflower is incredibly long lasting when cut, due in large part to its stiff, papery bracts which create a beautiful daisy-like effect. Golden Yellow glows with a richness of color that preserves remarkably well when dried.
- Annual; Great, vibrant color!
- Heat and Drought Tolerant
- Excellent for cutting and drying
|Name:||Strawflower Seeds - Golden Yellow|
|Botanical Name:||Helichrysum bracteatum|
|Light Requirement:||Full Sun|
|Plant Type:||Tall green stalks with brightly colored golden yellow blossoms. These are excellent for dried flowers.|
|Features:||Cut Flower Garden, Good for Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Drought Tolerant|
|Blooms:||Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall|
|Plant Height:||Up to 40 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||12-18 inches|
|Planting Depth:||1/16 inch|
|Sowing Method:||Direct Sow|
|Hardiness Zones:||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
Direct sow Strawflower seeds in the Spring, after the threat of frost has passed. Starflower can also be started indoors, 6-8 weeks before the final frost date in Spring.WHERE TO PLANT STRAWFLOWER SEEDS
Strawflower does best in Full Sun conditions, though they can tolerate Partial Shade - though in shade you'll see noticeably fewer blooms. Strawflower doesn't require particularly rich soil as long as it's well-drained, but amending in some compost will help ensure they thrive.HOW TO PLANT STRAWFLOWER SEEDS
Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the soil, and firmly compress. Do not cover the Strawflower seeds, as they require sunlight to germinate. This variety should start sprouting in approximately 7-10 days.HOW TO CARE FOR STRAWFLOWER
When your Strawflowers reach a height of 2-3 inches, thin them to 1 plant every 10-12 inches apart for adequate spacing. Once established, Strawflowers don't need much care. Watering is only needed if the soil starts to feel dry to the touch. Once flowers begin to fade, pinch them off to encourage additional Strawflower blooms.