General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 1 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Pink
Red
White
Yellow
Other: Central yellow disc surrounded by papery petal-like bracts in shades of Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink and White.
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 65ºF - 70ºF
Days to germinate: 7 to 21 days
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow, pressing lightly into the soil.
Other info: Direct sow after danger of last frost.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Strawflower
  • Everlasting Flower
  • Paper Daisy
  • Everlasting Daisy
  • Golden Everlasting
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Xerochrysum bracteatum
  • Synonym: Helichrysum bracteatum
  • Synonym: Helichrysum macranthum
  • Synonym: Bracteantha bracteata
  • Synonym: Helichrysum monstruosum

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antsinmypants On April 20, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On March 30, 2021 Seeds sown
WS - Jug 44
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strawflowers by cillay Oct 20, 2017 8:23 AM 0
Strawflower? by sedumzz Sep 16, 2022 12:06 PM 2

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