Strawflower Copper Red
Strawflower ‘Copper Red’
Helichrysum bracteatum (m.)
A versatile and textural addition to the cutting garden, strawflower can be used fresh and also dried for use in fall bouquets and wreaths. These rusty red-orange flowers have a luminous quality - the eye-catching yellow center glows in the garden. Also known as everlasting flowers, the color and shape of these papery blooms will last indefinitely when dried. Pollinators love them.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 80-90 days
Plant spacing: 9”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 75
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 6 weeks before last frost. Seed requires light to germinate so do not cover. Bottom-water until seedlings emerge. Transplant out after all danger of frost has passed.
Pick when flowers are halfway open and before they are pollinated. Expect a vase life of 7 days. To dry, remove foliage and hang upside down in a warm, dark place until firm.
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