Strawflower 'Sensation Giants'
Strawflower sensation giant seeds - Mix of white and yellow paper daisies with yellow centres. Also known as paper daisies.
Approx 20 Seeds
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Probably one of the most versatile flowers to grow. Looks equally beautiful both fresh and dried. everlasting papery petals on long stems that add a touch of romance to any floral work. An absolute workhorse in the garden, a true cut and come again which will flower all summer through to autumn and even tolerate light frosts - an absolute must.
How to make these beauties grow
Sow: *Autumn for overwintering or 4-6 weeks before the last frost.
How: Surface sow and cover lightly - light required for germination. *If overwintering grow on in a cold frame or greenhouse if you experience anything more then a light frost then I do in the south island.
Where: Full sun
Days to Maturity: 55-65 days
Pick: When the flowers are fully open.
Notes From The Garden
Can be a little wimpy when picked, so place in a jug of warm water, and into the fridge for a few hours. The flowers do closeup on cloudy days and at night.
Pinch strawflowers for bushier plants.
Classed as a hardy annual - however I do not class as a hardy annual in South Island NZ, as mine get heavily damaged by frosts. I sow mine in spring.