Strawflower

Helichrysum bracteatum

[helichrysum_bracteatum]

Strawflower was introduced from Australia to England in 1799. It is also known as Everlasting Flower for the long-lived color of its flowers when dried. A half-hardy annual that withstands light frosts, it offers a wide selection of colors, ranging from silvery pastel pink and white to fiery red and rusty, terracotta brown.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Pink, Reds, White,Yellow,Orange Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Partial Shade Map it: 38.009749,-78.453374

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jun 25 – Nov 182002: Jun 7 – Sep 62003: Jun 9 – Nov 142004: Jun 8 – Oct 262005: Jun 10 – Nov 82006: Jun 16 – Dec 12007: Jun 14 – Nov 152008: Jun 24 – Nov 172009: Jun 19 – Nov 152010: Jun 18 – Sep 142011: Jun 14 – Sep 292013: Jun 14 – Sep 11