Strawflower is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. This plant is characterized by its spiky, straw-like bracts and light yellow center, almost resembling a daisy. When in bloom, its colors can range from yellow, orange, red, pink, and white. Its flowers are primarily used in crafts and dried bouquets.
Growing Zones: 7-11
Mature Height: 24-36 inches
Mature Width: 6-9 inches
Sowing: Start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed.
Sow depth: ¼ in.
Days to Germinate: 7-14 @ 70F
Special Maintenance: n/a
Sunlight: Full sun, Part Sun
Soil Type: Average
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate: Fast
Bloom Time: Summer, June-October
Bloom Description: Range from yellow, orange, red, pink, and white
Harvest Time: Summer, June-October
Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant, Cut flowers, Dried flowers