Double blooms often over 2½" across, freely borne on long, strong stems in a full range of colors.
Strawflower is popular for dried bouquets and as fresh cut flowers. This mix with its range of bright vibrant colors will satisfy in spades. GARDEN HINTS: For earlier bloom, start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before planting date. To dry, pick flowers when lower 2-4 rows of petals are just beginning to open. Remove foliage, bunch loosely and hang upside down in a warm, airy place. Cultivate or mulch to control weeds.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
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Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers
This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.
This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.
Strawflower, Tall Mixed Colors is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Long Lasting BeautiesThis was my first year to grow these flowers. I had never heard of them before and found them interesting. I had no problems with seed germination or growing the plants. The live blooms actually feel like paper. Their bright, pretty colors do not fade after cutting and drying. I've enjoyed using these flowers in wreaths and other crafts.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 3 out of
Eh.Germinated well. Transplanted easy. Grows tall and fast. HOWEVER: My intent was big, fragrant, colorful cut flowers for my daughter's wedding. The plants were tall but the blossoms were small, tight. No fragrance in the least. I ended up cutting them down to save water, sunlight for my other flowers.
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 5 out of
Love These FlowersI discovered these flowers a few years ago in IA. Since I've lived there most of my life, I wish I discovered them sooner. I don't know why more flower shops didn't cary them. Maybe because of the different look they give at different times of the day. When I first saw them they were a cute ball of a flower. "Ball", being the key word since most people look for a big bloom. But, I was looking for something different and they were listed as draught resistant and frost reisitant , and likes sun. Sounded good to a person who likes her flowers, but not very good and taking perfect care of her plants and had a sunny spot I was having trouble with flowers. These plants practically grew themselves. And the best part was the different phases they had during the day. When I saw them, they were a cute little ball. Must have been a cloudy day, because in reality, they close up at night, #or low sun#, into a ball, and open into this beautiful flower during the day. The pettles are like straw, #thus the name#, which make the points sharp. But, how often are you worried about touching the flower. So, today, I'm buying seeds, since I haven't been able to find in my area in FL, #where I moved a year ago#, and hope they work just as well.
Date published: 2012-03-12
Rated 5 out of
fantasticwe had very good luck with these seeds. they bloomed in the summer and are still blooming here in california into december. we are planning on planting more of these next year.