Strawflower Seeds - Tall Double Mix
- Seed Count: 1000 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 75-85 days from planting
- Plant Height: 36"-48" tall
- Flower Colors: Variety of shades including yellow, pink, and red
- Sun Requirements: Full sun
- Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moderately fertile soil
- Special Features: Drought-tolerant, long-lasting blooms
- Additional Info: Great for both fresh and dried flower arrangements
History: Native to Australia, Strawflowers have a long-standing reputation for their unique, paper-like blooms and resilience in various growing conditions. The Tall Double Mix offers an array of colors and double-layered petals, making them even more striking. The Strawflower has adapted well to different climates globally and has become a beloved feature in many gardens. In various cultures, Strawflowers are symbolic of everlasting life due to their long-lasting and almost "evergreen" nature when dried.
Uses: Strawflowers are renowned for their versatility. In addition to providing vibrant, long-lasting color in gardens, they're excellent for cut flower arrangements, both fresh and dried. Their sturdy, papery petals retain their shape and color well when dried, making them a popular choice for long-lasting bouquets, wreaths, and other decorative crafts. The Tall Double Mix adds extra flair and volume to these arrangements. Strawflowers are also a hit with pollinators, attracting a variety of beneficial insects to your garden.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: Growing between 36 and 48 inches tall, Strawflowers are an excellent choice for background plants in garden beds or as stand-alone plants in large pots. Sow the seeds in full sun in well-drained soil, enriched with organic matter for the best results. Plant the seeds at a depth of 1/4 inch and space them about 12 inches apart. Water the soil thoroughly after planting and keep it evenly moist until germination occurs, typically within 7-14 days. Once established, the plants are relatively drought-tolerant but will perform best if watered during prolonged dry spells. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming throughout the season. For those interested in using Strawflowers in dried arrangements, it’s best to cut the blooms at their peak and hang them upside down in a dry, dark place for several days to preserve their shape and color.