Helichrysum bracteatum (bracteantha bracteata)
is a composite annual originally from Australia where it grows as a perennial. It has paper-like flowers of yellow, bronze, orange and red. They are cut before they are fully open and dried hanging in a cool, dry place. H. is also used fully open as a cutting flower. They thrive in a permeable soil rich in humus in full sunlight. H. is affected by frost.  80 cm tall.

SOWING: Sow directly in beds or borders in May 1cm deep or indoors in April for a longer and more reliable blooming, Keep 30 cm between the plants.

SEEDS: 1 g contains about 1500 seeds.
Strawflower, Mix., organic seeds
 One portion yields about 100 seedlings.

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