Helichrysum bracteatum/Strawflowers

Helichrysum bracteatum / Helichrysum bracteatum
Bright yellow spring flowers
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Bright yellow spring flowers

Close-up of yelow strawflowers


Yellow flower with orange center

Flowers and buds

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Scientific Name: Helichrysum bracteatum
Common Name: Strawflowers
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Yellow, Orange
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Strawflowers or paper dasies as they are sometime called are actually classified as perennials but are normally grown as annual cutflowers. They produce an abundance of papery flowers during spring and summer and make excellent cutflowers. They can be dried and they retain their color well. Remove fading flowers to encourage repeat blooming. Strawflowers grow best in full sunlight and a slightly dry soil.