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Strawflowers

Helichrysum bracteatum
Strawflowers are double, straw-textuted dried flowers of an array of colors including lt. pink , dark pink (shown), gold, red, salmon, yellow and white.
Annual
Common Names Everlastings, Helichrysum
Height 24 - 48 inches.
Cultivar Monstosum
Propagation

By seed at 70°F, do not cover seed as they need light to germinate.

Cultivation Full sun in well drained soil, they love long, hot summers.
Disease  
Harvest Cut Strawflowers when flowers are only partially open in that they continue to open as the dry.
Drying Hang Strawflowers upside down in dry, dark, open, airy place.
Uses Very good, natural color, dried flower accents.
Comments Strawflowers are Barb's very favorite dried flower.
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