Strawflower (Bractheantha bracteata)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Annual

Strawflower
Bractheantha bracteata


 
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

 
 
Mature Height
10-14 Inches
 
Size
Small
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Half-Hardy Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Pink
Red
White
Yellow
 
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Botrytis, root rots, stem rots
 
Additional 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.

 

 
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