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Helichrysum 'King Size Mix'

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Helichrysum 'King Size Mix' Seeds

Helichysum is a tall hardy annual with long stems of daisy-like strawflowers in all shades of red and copper, rose pink, gold and yellow plus white. It is easy to grow, excellent in the garden and good for cut flower and dried flower production too.

Sow indoors February - March then plant out in May. Sow outdoors in spring (March-May) for summer flowers then sow again in autumn.
An autumn sowing will produce slightly early flowers the following year.

Genus Helichrysum bracteatum
Variety Kingsize Mix
Plant Type Hardy Annual, Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Height & Spread 90 cm tall x 30cm wide (18 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow seeds indoors (18°C) February - March then plant out in May. Sow outdoors in spring (March-May) for summer flowers then sow again in late summer/autumn for earlier flowers next year. Please do not cover... Helichrysum seeds need light to germinate.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun.
Water thoroughly in dry spells.
Flower Production Beautiful long stems of richly coloured flowers produced from July to October.
Picking For cut flowers pick Helichrsum early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts indefinitely in a vase. For dried flowers harvest when just 2 or 3 petals have opened and dry in a dark place to preserve colours.
Planting Combinations Helichrysum is one of the most stunning annual flowers you can grow. These flowers will amaze you with their beauty and long life. If you are growing flowers to dry you may also like Larkspur and Scabiosa.

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