Strawflower Seeds - Tall Mixed


Xerochrysum bracteatum

If you've never grown strawflowers, you are in for a treat! Large flowers bloom from spring thru frost for an abundance of purple, red, rose, yellow, and white blossoms. They also hold their shape and colors perfectly when dried, and make gorgeous arrangements. Height 3' - 3 1/2'. Full sun. Annual.

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Min. seeds / packetAverage packet weightSeeds / gram Average seeds / oz
3500.5 gram 
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost60°FFull/PartFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingDays to Harvest
Transplant or Direct Seed1/16"N/A120
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
14-18"14-21Annual2-3 years

Bed Preparation


Strawflower varieties prefer full sun and well-drained soil. As annuals, they will grow well in many areas of your garden. Leave room for their height and spread. At least a 3 foot circumference.




Sow outdoors after the last frost, or sow seeds in flats indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Transplant in mid to late spring. Annual. Water lightly to moderately.




For Strawflower, harvest flowers regularly and deadhead any that have passed their prime.




Hang dry in bundles or screen dry. Once completely dried, store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.