Helica™ Bracteantha

Bracteantha bracteata Helica™ Series

Perfect for potted or hanging basket combinations or to fill borders. Brightly colored blooms cover bright green foliage during throughout the warm season. Thrives in heat, tolerates some drought, and needs no deadheading. Often called strawflower due to its crisp papery-like flowers, which make beautiful dried flowers.
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9-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Full sun

Best with regular watering to maintain evenly moist soil.


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Botanical Pronunciationbrak-tee-ANTH-uh brak-tee-AY-tuh
Average Size at Maturity10-12" H x 12-16" W
Bloom TimeLate spring through summer.
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering to maintain evenly moist soil.

Easily grown in fertile, semi-moist, well drained soils. Tolerates dry spells, once established. Needs no deadheading, but may be trimmed mid season for a neat appearance and to encourage repeat flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones