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Xerochrysum bracteatum 'Strawburst Yellow'

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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: Strawburst Yellow
Additional cultivar information: (PP20064, aka Stabur Yel)
Hybridized by Jandrew; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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

Category:
Annuals

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

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

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

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:
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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Positive Dosetaker On Jun 9, 2012, Dosetaker from Mason, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Pretty flower that opens up each day with the sun and closes up tight at night. Plant certainly lives up to the name of 'Strawflower' as all the petals feel dry as a bone and make a paper like crunchy sound when touched.

Regional...

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

Greenville, New Hampshire



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