Helichrysum Straw Flower Tom Thumb Mix

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Commonly referred to as “Strawflowers” this annual is a colourful addition to any border with bright flowers held above the main foliage, although its primary attraction is for drying its everlasting flowers.

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Helichrysum Straw Flower Tom Thumb Mix

Helichrysum Straw Flower Tom Thumb Mix. Commonly referred to as “Strawflowers” this annual is a colourful addition to any border with bright flowers held above the main foliage, although its primary attraction is for drying its everlasting flowers.  Dwarf yet prolific and ideal for limited space. 12-16 weeks to flower from germination.

Cultivation Advice Helichrysum Straw Flower Tom Thumb Mix

  • Sow late winter to mid spring at 24C (75F) in a fine seed compost on the surface and gently firm down.
  • Light aids germination, and enclosing in a polythene bag will help retain moisture during germination.
  • Germinates in around 7-15 days.
  • When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and gradually acclimatise to outside conditions planting out after the last frost 12in apart in full sun.
  • Alternatively if space permits sow directly into the ground into rows 45cm apart in late spring.
  • Thin the seedlings out to around 10cm apart. The plants are usually sturdy enough to support themselves.
  • Pick when foliage is quite dry and the flowers are well open, tie in small bunches and hang upside down in a dry, well ventilated place until dry.