Giant Swiss Blend Strawflower Seeds

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The strawflower name does not disappoint; these flowers really do appear like colored straw. An everlasting cut flower, the stiff, papery bracts never wilt! Swiss Giants are extra-large, double blooms on long stems in many delightfully bright shades; great for borders and attracting pollinators. Plants thrive in heat and tolerate drought.

$1.79 100 mg

Botanical Name: Helichrysum bracteatum

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Australia

Hardiness: Tender perennial in USDA zones 8–10, usually grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 36"–40" tall, 18"–24" wide

Variety Information: Double blooms 2"–2 ½" across in rose, salmon, yellow, gold, scarlet, red, silver, and white

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: Surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Special Care: Light aids germination; press seeds into soil surface.

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Long lasting beauty
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 21, 2018
These would be my all time favorite flowers! I start them in pots and transport the seedlings once they are fairly strong. The bloom colors vary widely (I've had white, yellow, red, hot pink, pale pink) and the blooms last for ages. If you cut the blooms and dry them, you can use them in crafts and wreaths and they will last almost forever. I love watching the evolution of the bloom; as the flower matures its shape changes greatly. The bees love this gorgeous flower. Here in Florida, I usually plant them in November and they start blooming around February and continue to bloom for a few months afterwards.
Tara P

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