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Helichrysum bracteatum 'White'

A good return to fashion as a cut flower and used fresh with nigellas and cosmos.
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500 seeds

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Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
bracteatum
Common name
Strawflower
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
500 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow indoors from March-May. Sow seed thinly and press gently onto the surface of compost, keep moist. Once seedlings emerge (within 1-2 weeks) pot on and move to a cooler position before planting out May-June, after the last frosts.

Description

A good return to fashion as a cut flower and used fresh with nigellas and cosmos. Also beautiful as an all-winter dried arrangement in a great cloud on their own, or hung as a bunch to decorate hooks or rails. That’s the key with dried flowers — do them big and do them bold.

Care Tips

Feed and deadhead to prolong the flowering period.