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Strawflower 'Copper Red '

Helichrysum bracteatum


Strawflower is the most well known and is probably the best of all the everlasting flowers. It is the cut flower grower's staple, producing tall vigorous branching plants that are filled with large papery flowers. 
The substantial 5cm (2in) wide blooms are held atop strong multi-branching bright green stems. The flowers are perfect for cutting, they have a subtle silky sheen and are striking in all stages, from bud to fully opened. 

Helichrysum bracteatum grow to around 3ft  tall. They are easy to cultivate and established plants grow well with little or no attention. The flowers bloom from mid-summer right up to frost, they prefer a position in full sun and will do well in poor to average soils. They tolerate heat and drought conditions and they can survive light frosts.
In the greenhouse, the plants will bloom non-stop from ten weeks after sowing and will continue to flower until frost gets to them in late autumn. 

Helichrysum bracteatum ‘Copper Red’ glows like its on fire! - Rusty red with touches of burnt orange are a perfect combination together. 
Apart from being useful for beds and borders, Helichrysum makes one of the finest subjects for bouquets. They are also an excellent cut or dried flower, the papery flowers give an excellent natural colour. 
Known as an 'everlasting' because the flowers will last indefinitely when dried. Both the colour and shape will last indefinitely.

Strawflower 'Copper Red '

  • Life Cycle: Annual

    Site: Full sun

    Height: 36-42”

    Avg Germinate : 7-10 Days

    Days to maturity: 80-90 days 

    Seed Depth: Surface, press into the soil

    Plant spacing: 9-12”

    Approx seeds per packet :50

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