Seeds - Strawflower, Cornucopia Mix OG (F)



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Description: Strawflowers are absolute magic, blooming like jewel-coloured fireworks from early July and well past frost in fall. Easy to grow in any soil type, strawflowers quickly grow 4+ feet with dozens of vivid blossoms per plant by season’s end.

Cut and dried, strawflowers bring you joy for years, retaining their colour & shape with astonishing grace. For the longest-lasting strawflowers, harvest young blossoms when they are only 20% open. Strawflowers continue to open after harvest and if you harvest when they’re more open, they’ll dry into their less vivid seed-setting stage. Dry them in a warm place out of the direct sun, most of their leaves removed and upside down for straight stems before tucking them into inkwells, old mason jars, garlic braids and wreaths. Fruition suggests that strawflowers can also be dried as individual heads to add delight to wrapped gifts like confetti, a tip learned from their dear friend Kira. 

Pack Size: 50 seeds

Seed Source: Certified organic

Latin Name: Bracteantha bracteata

Alternative Names: Bracketed strawflower 
Main Uses: Ornamental and cut flower
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun
Height: up to 120 cm (up to 48")
Flower Color: Mix of warm, earthy white, orange and reddish colours
Flowering Time: Summer through early fall

Germination: 7 - 14 days at 21°C.
Sowing: Indoors 4 - 5 weeks before the last frost, 3 - 5 seeds per cell. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from the first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant. Outdoors, direct seed after last frost.
Planting depth: 1/16”, Lightly covered.
Spacing:  30 cm - 45 cm between plants in the garden.
Planting Out: Well-drained soil once seedlings are established and the risk of frost has passed.

Growing in Containers: Ideal for larger containers.

Fertilizing (Containers): Use an organic bloom-boost fertilizer once plants start to set buds.

Watering (Containers): Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Well-suited to larger mixed planters.

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.

Watering (Garden): Water young plants regularly to establish, then water deeply as conditions require. 

Beneficials Attracted to this Plant: Hummingbirds are attracted to this plant.

Suitability for Indoors: Not well-suited for indoors, except under lights.

What about Grow Lights? Grow lights are required to produce this variety indoors.

Indoor Container Suggestions: 30 cm - 45 cm (12" - 18") pot with drainage.

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