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Xerochrysum bracteatum / Helichrysum Monstrosum - 'Scarlet'

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Common name: Strawflower

A short- lived perennial in warmer climates and often grown as an annual in cooler. Very attractive deep red flower with paper like appearance. Everlasting cut dried flower that will retain it's colour.

  • Great for attracting native bees
  • Heat tolerant
  • Moderately frost resistant.
  • Australian Native
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings. Good drainage
Sowing Depth Lightly cover with vermiculite
When to sow in Australia

Tropical / Sub-Tropical: Autumn

Temperate: Spring and and Autumn.

Cold: Spring and Autumn

Germination 14-21 days at 18-22°C
Plant Spacing 60cm
Height 100cm
Position Full Sun