Helichrysum flowers dry easily and retain their color for months or even years so they are called "everlastings." The daisy-like Strawflower, with its papery blooms, originated in Australia, where several of its relatives grow in the wild. Other names for Strawflower are Everlasting Daisy and Helichrysum Paper Daisy.
Popular for fresh bouquets and dried floral arrangements, Strawflower is an excellent addition to containers or sunny borders. It establishes readily from Helichrysum seeds, and from late spring to fall, Strawflower produces many double blooms in a broad range of colors. Strawflower thrives in areas with long, hot summers.
Season: Annual USDA Zones: 3 - 10 Height: 40 inches Bloom Season: Spring through fall Bloom Color: Yellow Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 to 7.5 Deer Resistant: Yes Latin Name: Helichrysum Bracteatum
Temperature: 72 - 76F Average Germ Time: 8 - 10 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches