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