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Bracteantha bracteata

Grown by: Strawflower Farm in Glen Mills, PA

  • $5.00

Beautiful, colorful, papery flowers are great for fresh or dried bouquets. Native to Australia and Tasmania, it can tolerate high heat and droughts.

Days to maturity: 75-85

Seeds per pack: 75

Germination rate: 70% on 01/30/2024

Planting / harvesting notes

Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost on surface of moist potting soil. Seeds need light to germinate. Water very lightly so seeds are not displaced. Alternatively, direct sow in prepared ground after last frost. Consider supporting with netting and/or stakes as plants can get top-heavy and flop over.

Seed keeping notes

Allow flowers to completely dry out until they fluff like dandelions. Check the seed maturity under the fluff - they will ripen as seen in our final photo. Harvest the seeds and allow them to dry further in a well-ventilated place away from direct sunlight.

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