Helichrysum bracteatum known as strawflowers comes from Australia, where it still grows wild as native species. The dried flowers retain lovely shades of yellow, red, orange, pink and white which can be readily used in dried flower arrangements. They are admired for the beauty of its joyful flowers adorned with central yellow disk surrounded by glossy, petal like bracts. They are also known as Everlasting flowers.
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Scientific Name: Helichrysum bracteatum
Common Name: Strawflower
Plant Type: Annual, Tender Perennial
Family: Daisy Family
Native Range: Australia
Growth Height: 24-36"
Spread: 6 "
Exposure: Full sun
Germination Ease: No stratification
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late), Fall
Attracts: Butterflies and Hummingbirds, Lady bugs and bumblebees
Flower Color: Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink or White
Characteristics: Cut Flowers, Showy, Dried
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Water Requirement: Low water
Soil Type: Wet and soggy soil
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline and Neutral
Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Gardens, Informal and cottage