Strawflower ‘Apricot Peach’ Seeds

$3.25

Bracteantha bracteata ‘Apricot Peach’  2-2.5 double flowers in copper tones on these 3-3.5′ branching sun lovers. Favored for fresh & dried cut flowers, potpourri & crafting. 
Adored by bees, butterflies & other beneficial insects
Heat & drought tolerant, deer & rabbit resistant
Organically Grown Annual Flower Seeds for full sun, Canada

50 seeds/pkt

In stock

Description

Bracteantha bracteataBracteantha 'Apricot Peach'‘Apricot Peach’ Strawflower
Bracted Strawflower

 

Type: Annual, everlasting
Bloom: All Summer
Flower: Mixed shades double flowers 2-2.5″ on long stems
Height: 36-40″ tall
Light: Full sun
Soil: Ordinary, well drain, compost enriched
P.H.: 5.5-6.5
Moisture: Dry, weekly in high summer. Mulch
Use: Beds, borders, cut flowers, dried flowers Cut flowers just as the flower begins to open. Vase Life 7-10 days Hang to dry for arrangements
Tolerances: Heat, drought Notes: Likes hot & dry. Reseeds itself
Zone: 8-10
Native to Austrailia

Helichrysum bracteatum Seed Propagation
Indoors:
Surface sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Press in, no soil cover. Keep moist with bottom water trays. Maintain 70-75F for germination 7-10 days. Transplant to pots when first true leaves appear & grow on at slightly cooler temperatures 65-70F am 60F pm. Harden off for 1 week before transplanting outdoors 12″ apart
Outdoors:
In Spring, after danger of any more frost, surface sow seeds to moistened prepared bed in sunny location. Press in to firm, do not cover with soil. Thin to 12″ apart. To protect from rodents, probably cats, cover with chicken wire & rock down. Easy to remove once seedling have become established

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