Strawflower, Purple-Red (Helichrysum bracteatum) - 100 Seeds
If you're looking to give your garden an eye-catching accent, then look no further than Strawflower Purple Red! Featuring deep magenta blooms with bright yellow centers, this garden staple will provide a striking contrast among the green foliage. This annual is tolerant of heat and drought and can truly almost glow in the sun. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but Strawflower Purple Red is also excellent for cutting and drying, making it sought-after by crafters and florists alike. For anyone living in hot or arid regions, this is a must-have for its hardiness and lasting beauty.
•American grown seeds
•Easy to grow
•USDA Zone: 1-12
Direct sow seeds in early spring, pressing them into the surface of the soil since they need light to germinate. Keep the soil moist until germination which usually occurs within 2 weeks. To start indoors, plant several seeds each in peat pots, keep the soil lightly moist and at room temperature until germination. Transplant the seedlings outdoors after the threat of frost. Once established, they tolerate dry and hot conditions well and will only need watering in extended periods of dry weather. Do not overwater. Pinching off the tips of developing plants will encourage branching and produce fuller, bushier plants.