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Zodiac Seed Packet, Aquarius

$3.50

The uniquely-shaped strawflowers bob gently in the bowl of the Water Bearer.

Also available in the zodiac collection tin.

Designed by Carolyn Dugas of Studio Gooz.

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.

Planting Information


 

Average seeds / packetPacket weightAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
200
 
0.5 g
 
n/a120
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost60°FFull/PartFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed1/16"N/A200
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.

Planting

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.

Harvest

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

Storage

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