Who doesn’t want a flower that can stand up to the elements while exuding beauty and style? Apricot Peach Strawflower is full of papery, spikey, everlasting and abundant blooms which sit atop 36-40” tall plants. We surveyed the masses on the internet for a favorite strawflower in our trial garden and these hues were the people’s clear choice. Strawflowers are the best flower we know for garlic braids, dried bouquets and wreaths – and this is the most awe-inspiring color pallet we know.
Days to Maturity: 75
Latin Name: Bracteantha bracteata
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Start Apricot Peach Strawflower indoors (ideal) 4-6 weeks before last frost. Optimal temp for germination is 70-75°.
Planting Depth: Sow on soil surface as light is needed for germination. Plant Spacing: 10-12”
For more tips on when to plant flower seed, check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!