Swiss Giants Blend Strawflower Seeds

5 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

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.

$1.99 100 mg (~110 seeds)

Botanical Name: Xerochrysum 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.

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing flowers that have just begun to show the center.

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Swiss Giants Blend Strawflower Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Long lasting beauty

5 out of 5 stars 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 from FL

Very Cool

5 out of 5 stars Apr 9, 2020
These are really cool flowers. There are lots of colors, they are drought tolerant, and they feel neat. They can be used in dried arrangements and crafts. The bees like them. Mine self-sowed two years ago, and I had lots of "freebies" come up randomly last year.
Lindsey Helgoth from CO

Awesome plants!!!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 10, 2021
These are incredible! Excellent colors and withstood heat, humidity and drought. Easily 4' tall, still blooming in October. Used as cutflower.
Joshua from MO

Abundant and beautiful flowers

5 out of 5 stars Aug 5, 2022
I started these indoors under grow lights and transplanted them in May. I thinned to 1 plant every 9 inches for a total of 5 plants and had 4 different colors. They are a very unique flower for arrangements. I will be buying again next year!
Jill from IL

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