Family: Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Bracteantha bracteatum Dreamtime Yellow

Common Name: Dreamtime Yellow Strawflower


Dreamtime Yellow Jumbo Strawflower (Bracteantha bracteatum) Strawflowers are one of the easiest flowers to dry.

Plant TypeAnnuals
Hardiness Zone10-11
Moistureaverage, somewhat drought tolerant once established
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowerslarge yellow flowers, have no true petals, papery bracts make up most of the flower that is seen, true flower parts emerge in the center of the papery bracts
Dimensions10-12 by 10-12 inches
MaintenanceTo dry: cut the flowers with a 6-10 inch stem (or longer), cut before the flower in the center is open, remove leaves, hang upside down to dry, once properly dried will last along time
Propagationeasy by seeds and grown as transplants, can be seeded in situ
Native SiteBracteantha is native to Australia.
Misc FactsStrawflowers have been around a long time. In England it was cultivated in 1799. Selections were being made in the early to mid 1800's. AKA: Xerochrysum bracteatum, Helichrysum bracteatum), Paper Daisy
Notes & Reference#28-Cottage Garden Annuals(Clive Lane), #51-Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials (Alan Arimitage), #109-Annuals and Tender Perennials for North American Gardens (Wayne Winterroud)
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