Strawflower ‘Apricot Mix’

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Description

Strawflower ‘Apricot Mix’

Helichrysum bracteatum (Syn.Bracteantha bracteate, Xerochrysum bracteatum)

Strawflower ‘Apricot Mix’ is a blend of the peach, salmon and blush soft tones that we all love at the moment.

Strawflowers are my absolute favourite dried flower to grow, you will probably guess this from the range of colours available in our seed shop.

Use them fresh all summer long before turning bunches upside down for use indefinitely.

I’ve got flowers that I dried more than 3 years ago. Like a fine wine, they improve with age, taking on a vintage elegance.

How to Grow

Seeds need to be fresh for successful germination. Sow onto the surface of the compost in Spring.

A bit of warmth will encourage germination and they require light so do not cover with compost.

Plant out after the last of the frosts 22cm apart.

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Details:
Variety:  Helichrysum bracteatum
Type: Half Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Sow: Spring
Space: 22cm apart
Height: 90cm
Harvest: July
Seeds per packet: 250 (approx. counted by weight)

Cutting /Vase Life:

Pick as soon as the flowers start to open, straight into ready buckets of water for fresh use. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning. Hang upside down to keep stems straight to dry.  In floristry, its easier to wire flower buds ahead of drying.