Strawflower ‘Apricot Mix’
Strawflower ‘Apricot Mix’ is a blend of the peach, salmon, blush soft tones that we all love at the moment.
Strawflower’s are so much fun to grow. As well as making handsome garden plants, Strawflowers looks superb in arrangements, giving unique texture and you can dry them upside down and use them indefinitely.
Very easy for the beginner gardener and a must for the Florist! I love Strawflower ‘Apricot Mix’ for flower crowns, hair slides, buttonholes and late summer bouquets to compliment the Dahlia’s.
How to grow:
Frost tender I sow in the Spring. Seed requires light to germinate so do not cover. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram
Variety: Helichrysum bracteatum
Type: Half Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Germination: Up to 30 days
Pinching: As young plants for finer stems
Harvest: June onwards (90 days to maturity)
Seeds per packet: 250 (approx. counted by weight)
Cutting /Vase Life:
Pick as flowers start to open but ideally before they have been pollenated.
If using as a fresh flower, rest stems in a bucket of water for a few hours (preferably overnight), this is called conditioning.
For dried flowers, hang upside down to keep stems straight. In floristry its easier to wire flower buds ahead of drying.