Bloom Color: Pink Red Orange Bright Yellow Purple Maroon (Purple-Brown) White/Near White
Bloom Time: Blooms repeatedly
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
On Oct 20, 2009, kcarscad from Ottawa Canada wrote:
I grew strawflowers for the first time this summer ... i had the best luck not burying the seed in the soil but sprinkling the seed on top of the soil. The strawflowers grew about 4-5 feet tall. I only planted 3 plants and could not believe all the flowers it produced!!
I am going to try to collect the seeds from the plants so I can plant these again next year.
On Aug 25, 2003, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I grew Helichrysum bracteatum for the first time this year and I love them, even though only a few of the transplants survived. They're cascading happily over my hot cement driveway. I can only imagine how it would look if I had more of them in this bed. Even with only two or three plants, they're quite lovely and full-looking. I will definitely grow these again - since they reseed I hope they take over!!!