Xerochrysum bracteatum, Helichrysum bracteatum, Bracteantha bracteata, Strawflower, Paper Daisy, Everlasting Daisy

Xerochrysum bracteatum, Helichrysum bracteatum, Bracteantha bracteata

Strawflower, Paper Daisy, Everlasting Daisy
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Australia
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Xerochrysum bracteatum, also known as Strawflower, is a popular plant choice for gardeners in USDA zones 8-10. This small plant is easy to care for and produces a showy display of colorful flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It can be grown in either full sun or semi-shade and requires regular or moderate watering to ensure optimal growth and flowering. The plant comes in a variety of colors, including pink, white, red, yellow, and orange.

When planting Xerochrysum bracteatum in a pot, gardeners in colder regions should take extra care to ensure the plant thrives. Bring the pot indoors during cold winters.

Xerochrysum bracteatum is not only a great addition to a garden but is also excellent for use in dried arrangements.

Xerochrysum bracteatum has been proven to be adaptable to cultivation and was first propagated and developed in Germany in the 1850s. Annual cultivars in a range of color forms, from white to bronze to purple flowers, are widely available.

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