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Xerochrysum bracteatum 'Bright Bikinis Mix'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Xerochrysum (zer-oh-KRIS-um) (Info)
Species: bracteatum (brak-tee-AY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Bright Bikinis Mix

Synonym:Helichrysum bracteatum
Synonym:Elichrysum bracteatum
Synonym:Helichrysum monstrosum
Synonym:Xeranthemum bracteatum
Synonym:Bracteantha bracteata

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Coral/Apricot
Orange
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral RIgardener On Sep 13, 2011, RIgardener from Barrington, RI wrote:

Grew this from seed and transplanted to an afternoon sun bed. The blooms are long lasting and pretty, but I found that it required way too much water. I grew it alongside gomphrena, which requires almost no additional watering aside from rainfall. It was a learning experience and I won't grow it again.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

New Milford, Connecticut
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Barrington, Rhode Island
Salt Lake City, Utah



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