Seeds - Strawflower, Silvery Rose OG (SGH)
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Description: This strawflower with pink-tipped white blooms has so much going for it! It is easy to grow, attracts pollinators, looks awesome as a cut flower, and dries well. The colour of this particular variety is classy and high-end-looking... all the while being a very down-to-earth plant to grow and love.
Pack Size: ~ 40 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: 90 cm (36")
Flower Color: Apricot orange and red with blush edges
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 the 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.