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Directory of Annuals

Strawflower
Bractheantha bracteata


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
10 - 14 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
 
Bloom Color
Pink
Red
White
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Hardiness
Half-Hardy Annual
 
Size
Small
 

Features

Unique straw textured daisy-like flowers on mounded plants. Good for dry sites. Good for drying.

Culture

Full sun, in well-drained soil.

Cultivars

'Bikini White' 10-14 inches tall, white flowers

'Sundaze Pink' 10-14 inches tall, pink flowers with white centers

'Florabelle Gold' 10-14 inches tall, large yellow flowers

'Dreamtime Series' 10-14 inches tall, mixed colors, dependable continuous flowering

Notes

Dependable plant for the heat. High humidity, rainy conditions and too much overhead watering can lead to leaf problems or poor flower quality. Does very well in cool weather.