Dwarf Mix Strawflower
This dwarf variety is only about half the size of regular strawflowers. Blooms are also smaller, but come in a broad color range, with oranges, yellows, and rose. Makes a fine bedding plant as well as an everlasting.
Germination: 7-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate.
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 12-15" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow after last frost, only in areas with long growing seasons
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 24-30" by 12-15"
Spacing: 12-15" apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Loose, rich, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 80-90 days
Uses: Flower beds, cut and dried, everlasting flowers
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Harvest flowers often for bouquets or for drying. Dried flowers- harvest flowers when they are partially open then hang upside down in a dark room with good airflow.