Strawflower
Helichrysum calvertianum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Helichrysum (hel-ih-KRY-sum) (Info)
Species: calvertianum (kal-ver-tee-AH-num) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Orange

Bright Yellow

Purple

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Lakeland, Florida

Williston, Florida

Anna, Illinois

Rogue River, Oregon

Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 10, 2013, brendak654 from Anna, IL (Zone 6b) wrote:

Slow to get started. Really takes off late in the season. Strawflowers are great for drying. They come in packets of mixed colors. Lots of seed for saving. Grows to about 4 foot. Annual.