How to Grow Strawflower

How to Grow Strawflower

How to Grow Strawflower 

Bracteantha bracteata

A must for any flower garden! So good as a fresh or dried flower.

Blooms are creamy white and frosted with rose at the petal tips. Rose coloring darkens as the flowers mature and open.

Can be planted in the fall in zones 6-8 (might need extra protection).


Plant type: Annual

Height: 36-40”

Site: full sun

Days to maturity: 75-85 days

Plant spacing: 10-12”

Pinch: pinch when plants are 9-12” tall to promote branching

Kids, Pets, and Deer Resistance: non-toxic, deer resistant

Indoor & Pots: not suitable for containers


How to Grow:

Fall or Early Spring planting recommended for zones 6-8. Might need additional protection during freezes.

Transplant (recommended): Sow 4-6 weeks before planting out. Do not cover seed as light is required for germination. Harden off and transplant out after danger of frost. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seeds.

Direct Seed: Only in areas with long growing seasons. 

Germination: 7-10 days at 70-75°F.

Where to plant:  Plant in the sun into well drained soil.

Harvesting/Vase Life: Fresh or dried: Cut when 2-3 layers of petals have unfolded but before flowers fully open to reveal center.

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