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Quick growing everlasting strawflower to 1 metre tall with long-lasting large papery flowers in a mix of colours and shades of pink, yellow, white, orange and red on long stems that are ideal for pots, borders or mass planting.
Xerochrysum has a long bloom cycle from spring and summer if given adequate water.
Flowers can be used for cutting or dried for everlasting flower arrangements. When the flowers are fairly dry and open they can be cut and hung upside down in bunches in a well-ventilated location until completely dry.
Suitable for pots, containers, border and bedding as well as mass. Self-seeds readily
Xerochrysum cultivars date back to 1850's when the yellow flower was propagated and developed in Germany when a range of different colours became available.
Previously known as Helichrysum before being transferred to a new genus Xerochrysum in 1990.
Xerochrysum is native to all Australian states although it is widely grown throughout the USA and Europe.
Prefers a light to medium well-drained in an open sunny position.
In temperate climates, it is best to sow spring. The flowers will continue throughout summer if adequate water is provided.
If sowing directly into the ground sow on the surface and rake very lightly, it is not critical to cover all the seed. Keep moist. Seed should germinate within 7-14 days
If sowing in containers:
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.
If you are uncertain about the requirements for importing seeds into your country, do not hesitate to contact our Export Manager at Australian Seed.
Being a registered Export Establishment, we have an officer who can help you obtain Phytosanitary certificates if needed.
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