Strawflower Seeds - Tall Monstrosum Blend
(Bracteantha bracteata) Annual. 75-85 days.
Strawflowers are the Queens of dried flowers and our Monstrosum Tall Mix offers a lovely blend of vibrant gold, magenta, pink, blush and orange. Its blooms are larger than other varieties, 1 ½-3 inch diameter, which will have you smiling every time you see their classic happy sunburst blooms. Monstrosum Tall Strawflowers are a must for anyone making dried floral arrangements.
Growth Habit: Upright growth to 3 feet height on long, branching stems with 1.5-3” flowers. Trellis may be needed for horizontal support.
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Soil Preference: Average well-drained soil
When to Plant: Direct seed after last frost OR start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost
How to Plant:
Direct sow: sow seeds and cover lightly with soil. Keep the soil bed moist until germination. Thin young plants to 1 foot apart.
Transplant: sow seeds indoors in flats or containers 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds on the soil surface and lightly tamp them without covering them. Seeds should germinate in 10-13 days. Transplant them into larger containers when true leaves appear. Harden off seedlings before transplanting after all risk of frost is passed. Space plants 1 foot apart.
When to Harvest: Harvest Strawflower through Summer, and into Fall. Harvesting increases yield. Will tolerate light frost.
How to Harvest: Harvest before flowers are fully opened. Deadhead regularly to extend flowering.
Uses: Strawflowers are stunning and long-lasting in dried arrangements and also lovely in fresh arrangements. Flowers attract beneficial pollinators. Flowers also deter aphids.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia, Canada.