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Strawflower

Xerochrysum bracteatum

Also known as

Paper Daisies, Everlasting Daisy, Everlasting Flower, Bracted Strawflower, Golden Everlasting, Paper-Flower, Straw Daisy, Yellow paper daisy

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Strawflower Overview

    This is a hardy annual. This is an easy plant to grow and it produces red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, or white blooms. The petals are found in the centre of each flower and are surrounded by colourful straw-like bracts. The flowers will bloom from summer to early autumn. When cutting blooms for drying, cut them before they are fully open and hang them upside down in cool, dark place. The seeds of H. bracteatum need light to germinate and should be planted in porous soil. They prosper during hot summers, but high humidity or continual damp may cause stem rot.

    Other uses of Strawflower

    Dried arrangements, border, rock garden, cutting bed