An old fashioned favourite in a beautiful range of colours from white to pink. The petals have a pearlescent sheen, reminiscent of vintage mother of pearl. Strawflowers are productive and easy to grow. Excellent in the mixed garden border and a long lasting cut flower. Can be used fresh or dried.
Plant type: annual
Planting depth: surface sow
Exposure: full sun
Plant spacing: 9-12”
Approx seeds per packet: 50
How to sow:
Sow seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Surface sow as light is required for germination. Harden off seedlings and transplant outdoors after last frost. Pinching is not necessary.
Strawflowers are low maintenance and will tolerate heat and drought. For died flowers, harvest when blooms are half way open and hang upside down until firm. 75-85 days to maturity.