Seeds - Strawflower, Monstrosum Mix OG
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Description: A bold cut flower mix with gold, pink, white and deep rose flowers. Strawflowers are exceptional for both fresh-cut arrangements as well as drying.
Pack Size: 100 seeds
Seed Source: Certified organic
Latin Name: Xerochrysum bracteatum
Alternative Names: Bracketed strawflower
Main Uses: Ornamental and cut flower
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 75 cm
Flower Color: Gold, white, pink and deep rose (mix)
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 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 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.