Strawflower Mix

$3.48

The dry flower par excellence. Mix of yellow, pink, red, and white dry flowers. These flowers dry very well but they are also beautiful fresh.

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Description

Botanical Name

Bracteantha bracteatum

Family
Asteraceae

Spacing
Space plants 10-12″ apart.

Depth
1/4  inch.

Requirements
Full sun. Most soil types with good drainage.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 7-10 days at 20-30°C (70-75°F)

Timing
Sow indoors in March for outdoor planting in April after last frost. If planting directly outside plant in late May or early June.

Pests
Botrytis (grey mold),downy mildew, fungi diseases, verticillium wilt and root rot may affect strawflowers. Practice crop rotation and water in the morning. Leafhoppers and slugs can also be problems.

Growing
Easy to grow in most soil types.

Harvest
Harvest young blossoms to dry when they are only 2-3 layers of petals have unfurled.

Season
Warm, annual