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Xerochrysum bracteatum

Xerochrysum bracteatum
Xerochrysum bracteatum
Never suspected the petals were spotted till I looked up close

Synonym(s) Helichrysum bracteatum; Bracteantha bracteata
Common name strawflower
Family asteraceae
Life cycle annual
Light sun
From seed easy, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-August

It's been a while since we've grown strawflowers - thought it was time for another try! The ones shown here are 'King Size Silvery Rose', aptly named. The flowers (and their visitor, the red admiral) are the only attractive thing about this plant, the ugly-duckling stalks and leaves are best hidden among other foliage.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'King Size Silvery Rose' from '06 trade. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4d)
  2. Seed for 'King Size Silvery Rose' from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (100%G, 3d)
  3. Seed fro 'King Size Silvery Rose' from '08 garden. Baggy 70F (93%G, 3-5d)
  4. Seed fro 'King Size Silvery Rose' from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (65%G, 4-7d)
  5. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (60%G, 4-7d)
  6. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (35%G, 4-11d)

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