HELICHRYSUM bracteatum (Strawflower, Dwarf Mixed)
Dwarf varieties do well in rock gardens, containers, or window boxes. Flowers retain their shape and color when dried and are grown for dried flower market. Cut fresh flower also last a long time. In Australia, they can grow freely in open grassland. It is also a low maintenance plant. However, you may have to deadhead regularly to encourage side shoots, resulting in more blooms.
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Scientific Name: Helichrysum bracteatum
Common Name: Dwarf Strawflower
Plant Type: Annual , Tender Perennial
Native Range: Australia
Growth Height: 12-18 "
Spread: 6 "
Exposure: Direct sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Lady bugs and bumblebees
Flower Color: Mixed colors
Characteristics: Cut Flowers, Showy, Dried
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Water Requirement: Moderate
Soil Type: Any well-drained soil
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline and Neutral
Garden Uses: Rock gardens, Containers