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Strawflower, Purple Red

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Strawflower, Purple Red – 100 Seeds

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Strawflower ‘Purple Red’, Bracteantha bracteata, 100 seeds avg.

Papery blooms in shades of deep wine. The dark, dramatic flowers are nearly black in color. A long-lasting cut for fresh and dried use.

Planting Tips: 

  • A cool-season hardy annual that prefers full sun.
  • Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before planting date or cast seeds directly in the garden.
  • Do not cover seeds with soil.
  • Allow 7-10 days to germinate.
  • Space plants 9-12" apart in the garden.
  • Grows to 36-48" tall.
  • 75-85 days to bloom.
  • Winter hardy to zone 8.

Harvesting Tips: 

  • Harvest the central stem at almost ground level, just above the lowest three to four side shoots.
  • Future cuts should be made at the stem base.
  • Harvest when the center is developed and the bracts, which look like petals, are almost completely unfolded.
  • Hang to dry.

Additional information

- Qty

100 Seeds

2 reviews for Strawflower, Purple Red

  1. Jessie Spain (verified owner)

    usOregon, United States

    Haven’t germinated yet

  2. Karen N. (verified owner)

    usNorth Carolina, United States

    Haven’t planted yet.

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