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Strawflower

Bracteantha bracteata

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Strawflower is part of the Bracteantha genus and its scientific name is Bracteantha bracteata. The bracteata part of this plant's botanical name means 'bearing bracts'.

Strawflowers feature blooms that actually feel like straw and are exceptionally easy to dry for long-lasting, dried flower bouquets.2

Strawflower grows as a perennial and is a flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Strawflower is known for growing to a height of approximately 2.97 feet (that's 91.44 cm in metric) with a mound-forming habit.

Try planting Strawflower if you'd like to attract bees to your garden.

Strawflower is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Strawflower have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Strawflower

Use Zone 10 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Strawflower is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips.

See our list of companion Plants for Strawflower to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Strawflower from seed

Transplanting Strawflower

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Strawflower is a half hardy plant.

How long does Strawflower take to grow?

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Strawflower Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin bracteata meaning “having small arms”, “delicate”, or “spreading branches”.1

Other names for Strawflower

Everlasting daisy, Golden everlasting, Bracteata, Straw flower

Bracteantha bracteata (Vent.) Anderb. & Heagi

Footnotes

1 Latin Dictionary

2 Book – Gardening Made Easy

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