Strawflower - Helichrysum Bracteatum - Fireball - Scarlet Seeds
Scarlet Strawflower Fireball looks good in the flower bed, vases, corsages, bouquets, and more. Once they begin to bloom in summer, they will reward you with bursts of color right up to frost.
Flowers are often dried and are considered "everlasting." Other common names for Strawflower are Helichrysum Paper Daisy and Everlasting Daisy Helichrysum.
Sow Scarlet seeds in spring after the frost season has ended directly outdoors into prepared soil. For earlier blooms, sow Strawflower seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting time.
Transplant young plants into the flower garden, pinching back to encourage compact growth. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage flowering. Remove plants after frost.
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 40 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring through fall
- Bloom Color: Scarlet
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 to 7.5
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 72 - 76F
- Average Germ Time: 8 - 10 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press it into the soil
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches