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PlantFiles: Strawflower
Helichrysum calvertianum

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

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

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

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
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

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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Positive brendak654 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.

Regional...

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

Lakeland, Florida
Williston, Florida
Anna, Illinois
Rogue River, Oregon
Morrisville, Pennsylvania



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