Xerochrysum bracteatum ‘Shades Of Pink’ – Strawflower Daisy

A beautiful plant for flower displays, with flowers produced for most of the year. This is a selected seed range that produces a variety of pink shades of flowers. The best flush of blooms in spring, but they will flower through to autumn. It is quick growing, and responds well to tip pruning to help it keep a good compact shape. It likes a well drained soil, and regular feeding and reliable watering will see it at its best. It is also a great container plant.

The flowers are great for floral work, and can also be dried for long lasting flowers that don’t need water. To dry them, pick in bud and hang upside down till ready for use.

Family : Asteraceae
Cultivar Name: Shades of Pink
Plant Type : Clumping perennial
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Xerochrysum bracteatum
Common Name : Strawflower
Height : 1.8
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Biennial, Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Butterflies, Other insects